Jairus’s Daughter | Grace and Peace, Joanne

The story of Jairus’s daughter and the woman who suffered from a bleeding disorder are told together in all three of the synoptic gospels—the gospels that more or less track with each other, Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

I am going to be teaching out of Mark’s gospel, who has the most detailed account of these two stories. I believe this to be a true story, but it is a story that also reveals startling truths Jesus was teaching his disciples, revealing to the crowds of people who followed him, and driving home to the religious elite.

Through the stories of Jairus’s daughter and the woman with the bleeding disorder, we learn that

Jesus’ response to faith is to release the power of his grace.

When you and I feel we are at the bottom of the barrel, Jesus is saying “I have established a new kingdom without ranking systems. I respond to all who came to me in faith.” For Jesus has proven his mighty power over all evil, over every other power, even the power of death itself. Jesus is showing that no person is beyond his tender compassion and no circumstance is beyond his scope.

Each video is designed to offer background scholarship on the topic, including setting, culture, original language, and archaeology, as well as a theological study.

The “Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful” video series is a companion to the book, available on Amazon, and published by Wipf and Stock.

2 thoughts on “Jairus’s Daughter

  1. Joanne, The story of Jairus’s daughter sounds exciting to learn. Are these all posted on You Tube also ? I can go and see them anytime? These posts are all yours? Thank you for all you do . You are surely missed at BSF. I also hear positive remarks of your teaching around the lunch table and we always tell the new ones, “They missed a good teacher leader.” Hugs! Shirley Parulis

    1. Thank you Shirley, you have such a gift of encouragement! Yes, these are all posted on YouTube, you can listen to them anytime, and if you subscribe to my channel, you’ll get a notification when a new talk becomes available.

      They are all connected to the book I wrote, “Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful.”

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