Why do you come?    August 2, 2015

Luke 6:17-20  “And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.  And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.”  ESV

Why do you come?

Why do you come to church?

Is it because the preacher is so good?

Is it because you really like our magic sidewalk and

120 minutes of peace?

Why do you read your Bible?

Is it because you love reading genealogies?

Maybe you are a fan of love stories?

Or great tales of battle?

OR a student of the human condition

Or do you want to see how God interacts and loves all of us IN THE human condition?

We can learn much from God and His Word.

This text gives us some GREAT ASSURANCES

  1. Jesus CAME DOWN with them
    1. He wanted to be with them
    2. Jesus will always come to you
    3. You are not even able to approach Him on your own
      1. You Call – He comes – because He IS ALREADY THERE
    4. Stood on a level place
      1. Christ makes things level
      2. We are all equal
        1. Disciples
        2. His Community
  • Beyond – Tyre and Sidon were 75 – 80 miles away
  1. They knew where they stood with Jesus
  2. Even with everyone else
  1. They Came to HEAR Him
    1. Because they knew He had something important to say
  2. They came to be HEALED by Him
    1. Because they were hurting and He had the power to heal
  3. They came to be CURED by Him
    1. Because they were troubled and broken and He has the power to RESTORE
  4. They came to TOUCH Him
    1. Maybe just the hem of His Robe
    2. They came for HIS POWER
    3. They knew they needed to be close to Him
      1. The WANTED to be close to Him
      2. They were seeking Jesus and He was found by them.
    4. They came for JESUS CHRIST the Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords

Why do you come?

Hopefully to get closer to Jesus.

Close enough to hear HIM

Close enough to be changed by HIM

Close enough to have the broken bits of your life repaired

Hopefully to get close enough to touch Him

Hopefully close enough for HIM to TOUCH you!

His power in your life

                        JESUS CAN CERTAINLY can make a difference

Why do you come?

Are you ready to take those first steps toward Jesus now?