Bible Passage: Mark 5:21-24
Daughters – Fight for Your Family!Genesis Lot and his daughters!” Did Lot ﬁght for his daughters!MARK 5:21-24!Jarius fought for his daughter!1. SHE SAW HE WAS NOT ASHAMED TO LOOK FOR JESUS:!Notice he sought out Jesus–he did not send his wife, or someone else.!When you took on the role of a father, you also were to take on the responsibilities of the father,given to by the heavenly father:!Paul tells us:!Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in thenurture and admonition of the Lord.!The amp: words it this way:!FATHERS, DO NOT IRRITATE & PROVOKE YOUR CHILDREN TO ANGER [DO NOTEXASPERATE THEM TO RESENTMENT] BUT REAR THEM [TENDERLY] IN THE TRAINING &DISCIPLINE & THE COUNCIL & ADMONITION OF THE LORD!The second thing I want you to notice:!Jesus sets out following Jarius to his home–!2. SHE SAW HE WAS NOT ASHAMED TO BRING JESUS INTO HIS HOME:!You ask, why would this be a big deal!We must not forget Jesus was to many in the religious crowd, a friend of sinners, a winebibber,that the work he did was doing was by the power of the devil!To many this would be unheard of –to have this man, this Jesus, come under their own roof;!Brothers and Dads. There are people you work with, friends, that may not understand–but as aChristians father, one thing that is a must for your family is, Under your roof there had betterbeen an invitation given for the king of Glory to come & reside.!One thing our country needs today is some CHRISTIAN HOMES–Home where Christ resides.!Homes where Christ is welcome, homes where Christ is more than a picture on the wall, buta place where his presence is acknowledged, his name is honored, his word is obeyed:!Mark 35:43!Jarius’s daughter saw that her father was not ashamed to seek Jesus.!Not ashamed to let him in their home.!3. SHE SAW HER FATHER WAS NOT ASHAMED TO EXPRESS HIS LOVE TOWARD HER:!What took him from his daughter’s side, to seek out a Jewish teacher, what compelled him tofall at Jesus’ feet & cry out I beg you, please come, what would cause a man to forget his placein society, and what others might think or say.!Love–He loved his daughter, & this love said I do what I have to do, go where I have to go–tosee that your made whole.!We don’t know how long she lived!Listen–there was not a day that went by, that this girl didn’t know–I’m alive today because ofmy daddy’s love for him—!Perhaps she grew to have children–Those grandchildren heard the story–of how grandpa–sought a man–put his reputation on the line, how their mother was brought back to life–Because of a daddy’s love for his child.