Willing & Able

Mark 1:40-45 – Not only is Jesus willing to meet us in our problems, but He is able to change our lives in the midst of them [Sermon at Anderson University Campus Worship].

Your issues don’t intimidate Jesus, and your efforts don’t impress Him.

  • Leprosy is a vivid illustration of what sin does to each of us.
    • Distances religious life (Lev. 13:1-3)
    • Goes deeper than the surface (Lev. 13:3)
    • Spreads relentlessly (Lev. 13:5-8)
    • Makes one unclean (Lev. 13:44-45)
    • Isolates from community (Lev. 13:46)
    • Deserves the fire (Lev. 13:52)
  • If we get desperate enough to approach Jesus, we really don’t care what others might think about us.
  • Jesus is more powerful than we give Him credit and more willing than we can fathom.
  • Before Jesus ever cleanses our mess, He first embraces it.
  • Jesus never sought to expand an ever-growing crowd of religious consumers.
  • Obedience is the proof of transformation – not the prerequisite. 
  • Growing disciples align themselves with the people of God and the Word of God.
  • It’s difficult to determine if Jesus changed your life if you never talk about it.
  • The only way that dirty people become clean is if Jesus takes their place.
  • Jesus is willing to meet you where you are and able to lead you from it.