This past Sunday morning , I had the privilege of preaching at Immanuel Baptist Church here in Louisville, Ky, a very special and faithful congregation. One of my dearest friends on this earth, Ryan Fullerton, has been the pastor for almost 10 years and is a very gifted preacher. It was a sweet and encouraging time with God’s people there.
I was asked to preach on this topic of sickness and with good reason, for regardless the church, you will always find those who are troubled, even terrified by this question in every church in this fallen world. Many who are in the midst of suffering greatly because of sickness, disease, or some physical struggle are asking this question and wanting to know where their hope is to be found in it.
I preached Mark 5:21-43 and I gave 2 answers to this nagging question. As God’s people, we face the inevitability of sickness with hope as we…
1) Trust that Jesus is sovereign over sickness.
2) Rejoice that Jesus is sovereign over death.
If you are curious how Mark 5 gives these 2 answers, I would encourage you to listen to the sermon from Sunday, found here:
My hope from this sermon is that you will either be encouraged through your personal burden of sickness with the hope we have in our sovereign Savior, or better equipped to care for those facing the great suffering that often accompanies sickness. As the question for all of us is not “if” but “when” we will each face it.