6/27/2021 - Do Not Fear, Only Believe

Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer


Mark 5:21-24a, 35-43




21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about
him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by
name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little
daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made
well and live.” 24 And he went with him.

35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, “Your
daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said,
Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one
to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the
house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesussaw a commotion, people weeping and wailing
loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and
weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all
outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in
where the child was. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means,
“Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she
was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he
strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to