Depleted but Not Defeated
Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48
Mat 9:20 KJV - And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
Mat 14:36 KJV - And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
I - The Woman and her Disease (Luke 8: 43a)
II - The Woman and her Dilemma (Mk. 5: 26, Lk. 8: 43b)
III - The Woman and her Decision (Mt. 9: 20, Mk. 5: 27, Lk. 8: 44)
IV - The Woman and her Desire (Mt. 9: 21, Mk. 5: 28, Lk. 8: 47)
V - The Woman and her Deliverance (Mt. 9: 22, Mk. 5: 29, Lk. 8: 44)
Theme: ''The woman with the issue of blood and her healing''
This sermon takes an in depth look at where this woman touched Jesus on his garment and the importance of the four tassels that were hanging on the four corners of his mantle or clothing. The sermon also shows you the many cures that the woman may have tried to find healing.
In our story today, the woman with the issue of blood had depleted her resources going from doctor to doctor and tries various cures and remedies, but none of them helped her in the end. We will look at some of those cures later in our message, but I found some very humorous and interesting remedies from non other than late ''John Wesley'', a British evangelist and found of Methodism.
In the late 1740s, John Wesley published ''Primitive Physick'', or, ''An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases''. The book gave regular people ways to cure themselves, using items they could find in their own homes.
This literally shows us a more vivid picture of the potions or other wild remedies the woman with the issue of blood pursued.
When in doubt, Wesley thought that drinking cold water or taking cold baths could cure most illnesses (including breast cancer); some of his suggestions, like using chamomile tea to soothe an upset stomach ...
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