A Women's Faith-Touch the Hem of his Garment

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Touch the Hem of his Garment

     Luke 8:43–48

     I.     Introduction

A.     The Hem of his Garment

1.     Songs, poems, sermons on the hem of His garment

2.     This is the story behind that statement

B.     The Story of a Woman in Great Trouble

1.     Desperation, determination, deliverance, declaration

2.     Touch the hem of His garment

     II.     Body

A.     A Woman’s Desperation (v. 43)

1.     The story of her problem all in one verse

a.     She had an incurable disease (sickness)

b.     She had spent all on the physicians

c.     She was ceremonially unclean

2.     Physically desperate, her health was gone

3.     Financially desperate, her money was gone

4.     Spiritually desperate, she could not enter the temple

5.     She is a picture of all people

a.     Physically, we are ever moving toward death

b.     Financially, money cannot buy what one needs

c.     Spiritually, sin separates us from God

B.     A Woman’s Determination (v. 44)

1.     “Came behind and touched the border of His garment.”

2.     Things to discourage her from coming to Jesus

a.     The great crowd of people milling about Him

b.     The attitude of His disciples

c.     The importance of His mission

d.     Her own appearance: pale and poor

3.     Mark 5:28 gives the thoughts she had

4.     Still she pressed through to Jesus

C.     A Woman’s Deliverance (vv. 45–46)

1.     Her deliverance came from contact with Jesus

2.     That touch of His garment was the touch of faith (v. 48)

3.     She exercised far greater faith than she thought she could

4.     She got more than she came for

a.     Her illness was healed

b.     She became a child of God: “Daughter, Go in peace!”

D.     A Woman’s Declaration (v. 47)

1.     “Who touched me?” Did Jesus know?

2.     Many surround Christ who do not touch Him

3.     Notice her simple testimony. She told why she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately

4.     Her testimony still heard today

     III.     Conclusion

A.     Press Through To Jesus

1.     The fear of what others will say

2.     What if this woman had not pressed through

B.     Come with Your Need to Jesus



[1]Campbell, R. F. (1988-<c1996). Preach for a year. Includes indexes. (121). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications.

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