by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Luke 9:38-42

In Luke 9, verses 38 to 42, I want to read to you a
passage from God's Word.

"Behold, a man of the company cried out, saying,
Master, I beseech Thee, look upon my son, mine only
child. Lo, a spirit taketh him and he suddenly
crieth out and it teareth him and bruiseth him
hardly departing from him. I besought Thy disciples
to cast him out and they could not. Jesus answered
and said, 0 faithless and perverse generation, how
long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy
son hither. And as he was yet coming, the devil
threw him down and tore him, and Jesus rebuked the
unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered
him again to his father."

Here we have the record of a despairing, distracted
father as he brings his son to Jesus. That is the
thing to do, friends. We should bring our children
to Jesus! We are to bring them to Jesus in prayer.
We are to bring them to Jesus at the family altar.
We are to bring them to Jesus by life and testimony
in the home. We are to bring them to Jesus by our
own sincerity. We are to bring them TO JESUS.

Here was a father who loved his son. Here was a
father who cared for his son. A lot of fathers are
interested in their sons in a sort of selfish way,
but are they interested in their souls and in their
eternal well-being?

Here was a father who believed in his son, believed
in his future, believed that Jesus would help him.
He brought him to Jesus.

We have the record here of the rebuking of an evil
spirit. Oh, this modern generation with its modern
education will say there is no such thing as evil
spirits. Science has banished evil spirits, you
know. We are living in the atomic age, after all.
Well, we are going to find out that there ARE evil
spirits, whether we like it or not. They are abroad,
believe me, and we are having to deal with them. The
reason people go haywire is that there ...

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