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.