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TITLE: He Touched Me
TEXT: Mark 5:25-34
PROPOSITION: Touching was a vital part of the ministry of Jesus and should be part of our ministry.
KEY WORD: Methods

  1. Touching is a lost (dying) art. Why?
  2. Sexual harassment, fear of contact, misinterpret as sexual advancement
  3. We are afraid get to personal and caring - vulnerable
  4. America is losing touch. Drive thru (food, banks), Internet shopping
  5. Have you touched others? Jesus?

I. Seek to touch some part of Jesus.
  1. Matthew 14:34-36 Touch the hem of his garment
  2. Luke 6:19 Whole multitude sought to touch him
  3. Mark 3:10 Pressed upon him to touch him

II. Take Him by the hand.
  1. 2 Kings 10:15 Gave him his hand.
  2. Mark 9:27 Took him by the hand, lifted him up.
  3. Acts 3:7 Peter took him by the hand.

III. There are Different Kinds of Touch.
  1. Cleansing touch. Matthew 8:3 - Leper -Be thou clean.
  2. Quieting touch. Matthew 8:15 - Fever left her.
  3. Instructing touch. Matthew 9:29 - 2 blind men - Eyes were opened.
  4. Helping touch. Mark 7:33-35 - Deaf / Mute - Tongue was loosed.
  5. Reassuring touch. Matthew 17:7 - Transfiguration - Be not afraid.
  6. Healing touch. Luke 22:51 Ear of servant.

IV. Today, we need Physical Touching.
  1. Babies in an orphanage.
  2. not caressed.
  3. Withdrawn, paranoid, fearful.
  4. Phone commercial "Reach out and touch someone."
  5. Look for: Lonely, Hurting, Weak - AND TOUCH THEM.

  1. Have you touched Jesus?
  2. Have you been touched by Jesus?
  3. Faith = touching Jesus
  4. Baptism = touching Jesus

He Touched Me
Shackled by a heavy burden
'Neath a load of guilt and shame
Then the hand of Jesus touched me
And now I am no longer the same

Oh since I met this blessed Savior
And since he cleaned and made me whole
Oh I never cease, never cease to praise Him
I'll shout it while eternity rolls

Oh He touched me, oh He touched me
And oh what a joy that floods my soul
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole.

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