Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format.
Luke 8: 40-56
Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
While Jesus was speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daugther is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher any more.” Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.” They laughed at him knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.
“I hate, I despise your religious feasts, I cannot stand your assemblies. Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them. Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps! But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;
may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you from the storm;
may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors.
Feel free to join the discussion.
You can share your church struggles and concerns.
Let’s also use it as a time to encourage one another spiritually.
What have you found spiritually encouraging lately?
Do you have any special Bible verses to share, any YouTube songs that you have found uplifting?
photo credit: Brian – Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR
4 thoughts on “SSB Gathering – April 10, 2016”
Been doing a little research regarding Federal Vision and The Theophilus Institute. They have a plan to infiltrate denominations with what they consider “the reformation of the church”. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on these two organizations.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 5:00 AM, Spiritual Sounding Board wrote:
> Kathi posted: “Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and > share in an open format. *** Luke 8: 40-56 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd > welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a > ruler of the synagogue, came and fell a” >
Brian – I’m not aware of those groups. I’ll have to take a look.
I feel a little silly sharing this as I only subscribed to this blog about a week ago…but here goes. My family & I left a church about 4 months ago. The abuse was very subtle so most people I share with think I just left due to hurt feelings. The basic reason I left is because what they preached at the pulpit wasn’t how they acted. Gossip was encouraged in the form of prayer requests. People looked to the pastors to fix everything. I was harassed on Facebook and told I wasn’t loving. Whenever I pointed out a problem, I was the problem. Since leaving, I have had the same dream about 3 times. It’s a dream where I am sitting in the church and I am happy and smiling. But then in my head I am utterly confused why I am so happy. It’s hard to explain but I basically am having an inner conflict while sitting in church smiling. Usually the pastor there approaches me and I feel all sorts of happy emotions towards him. But in real life, I am angry at them. He’s caused me a lot of grief. The teachings there have had to be unwound. I am still trying to figure out what I believe. Why would I dream so positively about a place that nearly emotionally destroyed me? When will I stop being so angry at them in real life?
Elle, you are happy because you experience Liberty and Freedom to worship as Jesus said we should (John 4).
Not in a place (the mountains nor the Synagogue) but in Spirit and in Truth.
Religious men would have you believe you must join THEIR establishments in order to truly worship God.
Jesus said to go into your closet and seek Him in private.
Your anger is right friend.
Jesus hated religion too 😊
The ‘wilderness feeling’ is normal.
Roll with it. Love Him, love people… Be led of the Spirit and be careful of religious people who want followers.