Is There Not A Balm In Gilead? (15 of 16) by Ken Trivette

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IS THERE NOT A BALM IN GILEAD? (15 of 16)
Series: Great Questions from the Bible
Ken Trivette
Jeremiah 8:22

Outline
I. WHEN THE BALM WAS REQUIRED
A. When There Is A Sorrowful Heart
B. When There Is A Sinful Heart
II. WHERE THE BALM WAS RECEIVED
A. The Provision That Is Available In Gilead
B. The Physician That Is Available In Gilead
III. WHY THE BALM WAS REFUSED
A. The Place You Must God
B. The Person You Must See
C. The Prescription You Must Take

1. An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for
his doctor and lawyer to come to his home. When they
arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they
entered the room the preacher held out his hands and
motioned for them to sit, one on each side of his bed.
The preacher grasped their hands, sighed contentedly,
smiled and stared at the ceiling. For a time, not one
word was spoken. Both the doctor and lawyer were
flattered that the preacher had asked for them to be
with him during his dying moments, but they were also
puzzled why he had asked them. Finally the doctor
said, "Preacher, why did you ask us to come?" The old
preacher mustered up his strength, raised himself up a
bit in the bed and then said weakly, "Jesus died
between two thieves; and that's how I want to die."

2. Well, let me go on record and say that not all
doctors and lawyers are thieves. I know some very good
doctors and lawyers. However the cost of seeing a
doctor or hiring a lawyer may cause one to think they
are all thieves. You may feel like the wife who
talking to her preacher one day. Her preacher had
called to check on her husband who was sick and asked
how he was doing. "Oh, he's improving," said the wife,
"but he's still in expensive-care unit."

3. As we look at our text (Jeremiah 8:22) we find that
doctors, medicine, and health is the subject. We find
three questions being asked. The first is, "Is there
no balm in Gilead?" The second, "Is there no physician
there ...


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