AT THE FEET OF JESUS

AT THE FEET OF JESUS

INTRODUCTION:

A. THE TERM: “SITTING AT THE FEET OF” HAS OFTEN BEEN USED TO DESCRIBE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TAUGHT BY AND OR HAVE HEARD GREAT MEN OF GOD PREACH

B. LET’S NOTICE TODAY PEOPLE WHO HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE TO BE AT THE FEET OF JESUS

I. UNFORTUNATE SUFFERERS – MATTHEW 15:29-31:

29 AND JESUS DEPARTED FROM THENCE, AND CAME NIGH UNTO THE SEA OF GALILEE; AND WENT UP INTO A MOUNTAIN, AND SAT DOWN THERE.

30 AND GREAT MULTITUDES CAME UNTO HIM, HAVING WITH THEM THOSE THAT WERE LAME, BLIND, DUMB, MAIMED, AND MANY OTHERS, AND CAST THEM DOWN AT JESUS’ FEET; AND HE HEALED THEM:

31 INSOMUCH THAT THE MULTITUDE WONDERED, WHEN THEY SAW THE DUMB TO SPEAK, THE MAIMED TO BE WHOLE, THE LAME TO WALK, AND THE BLIND TO SEE: AND THEY GLORIFIED THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

A. JESUS IS SEATED

B. GREAT MULTITUDES CAME UNTO HIM, HAVING WITH THEM THOSE THAT WERE LAME, BLIND, DUMB, MAIMED, AND MANY OTHERS, AND CAST THEM DOWN AT JESUS’ FEET

C. HE HEALS ALL OF THEM

II. AN AFFLICTED FATHER – MARK 5:21-23:

21 AND WHEN JESUS WAS PASSED OVER AGAIN BY SHIP UNTO THE OTHER SIDE, MUCH PEOPLE GATHERED UNTO HIM: AND HE WAS NIGH UNTO THE SEA.

22 AND, BEHOLD, THERE COMETH ONE OF THE RULERS OF THE SYNAGOGUE, JAIRUS BY NAME; AND WHEN HE SAW HIM, HE FELL AT HIS FEET,

23 AND BESOUGHT HIM GREATLY, SAYING, MY LITTLE DAUGHTER LIETH AT THE POINT OF DEATH: I PRAY THEE, COME AND LAY THY HANDS ON HER, THAT SHE MAY BE HEALED; AND SHE SHALL LIVE.

A. ONE OF THE RULERS OF THE SYNAGOGUE, JAIRUS, FELL AT THE FEET OF JESUS

B. HIS LITTLE DAUGHTER WSS AT THE POINT OF DEATH: HE ASKED JESUS TO COME AND LAY HIS HANDS ON HER, THAT SHE MAY BE HEALED; AND SHE SHALL LIVE

C. JESUS WENT WITH HIM

III. A SORROWING MOTHER – MARK 7:24-26:

24 AND FROM THENCE HE AROSE, AND WENT INTO THE BORDERS OF TYRE AND SIDON, AND ENTERED INTO AN HOUSE, AND WOULD HAVE NO MAN KNOW IT: BUT HE COULD NOT BE HID.

25 FOR A CERTAIN WOMAN, WHOSE YOUNG DAUGHTER HAD AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT, HEARD OF HIM, AND CAME AND FELL AT HIS FEET:

26 THE WOMAN WAS A GREEK, A SYROPHENICIAN BY NATION; AND SHE BESOUGHT HIM THAT HE WOULD CAST FORTH THE DEVIL OUT OF HER DAUGHTER.

A. HERE WAS A GREEK WOMAN WITH A DAUGHTER, WHO HAS AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT

B. SHE FELL AT THE FEET OF JESUS BEGGIN HS HELP

IV. A SINFUL WOMAN – LUKE 7:37,38:

37 AND, BEHOLD, A WOMAN IN THE CITY, WHICH WAS A SINNER, WHEN SHE KNEW THAT JESUS SAT AT MEAT IN THE PHARISEE’S HOUSE, BROUGHT AN ALABASTER BOX OF OINTMENT,

38 AND STOOD AT HIS FEET BEHIND HIM WEEPING, AND BEGAN TO WASH HIS FEET WITH TEARS, AND DID WIPE THEM WITH THE HAIRS OF HER HEAD, AND KISSED HIS FEET, AND ANOINTED THEM WITH THE OINTMENT.

A. SHE BROUGHT AN ALABASTER BOX OF OINTMENT

B. WEEPING,SHE BEGAN TO WASH HIS FEET WITH TEARS, AND WIPED THEM WITH THE HAIRS OF HER HEAD, AND KISSED HIS FEET, AND ANOINTED THEM WITH THE OINTMENT

V. A HEALED DEMONIAC – LUKE 8:35:

35 THEN THEY WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS DONE; AND CAME TO JESUS, AND FOUND THE MAN, OUT OF WHOM THE DEVILS WERE DEPARTED, SITTING AT THE FEET OF JESUS, CLOTHED, AND IN HIS RIGHT MIND: AND THEY WERE AFRAID.

A. THE DIFFERENCE WAS JESUS

B. JEUSS CAN MAKE ALL WHO OBEY HIM BE IN “THEIR RIGHT MIND”

VI. A TRUTH-SEEKER – LUKE 10:38-42:

38 NOW IT CAME TO PASS, AS THEY WENT, THAT HE ENTERED INTO A CERTAIN VILLAGE: AND A CERTAIN WOMAN NAMED MARTHA RECEIVED HIM INTO HER HOUSE.

39 AND SHE HAD A SISTER CALLED MARY, WHICH ALSO SAT AT JESUS’ FEET, AND HEARD HIS WORD.

40 BUT MARTHA WAS CUMBERED ABOUT MUCH SERVING, AND CAME TO HIM, AND SAID, LORD, DOST THOU NOT CARE THAT MY SISTER HATH LEFT ME TO SERVE ALONE? BID HER THEREFORE THAT SHE HELP ME.

41 AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HER, MARTHA, MARTHA, THOU ART CAREFUL AND TROUBLED ABOUT MANY THINGS:

42 BUT ONE THING IS NEEDFUL: AND MARY HATH CHOSEN THAT GOOD PART, WHICH SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER.

A. MARY WAS SITTING AT JESUS’ FEET

B. SHE CHOSE THE BEST

VII. A HEALED LEPER – LUKE 17:15-18:

15 AND ONE OF THEM, WHEN HE SAW THAT HE WAS HEALED, TURNED BACK, AND WITH A LOUD VOICE GLORIFIED GOD,

16 AND FELL DOWN ON HIS FACE AT HIS FEET, GIVING HIM THANKS: AND HE WAS A SAMARITAN.

17 AND JESUS ANSWERING SAID, WERE THERE NOT TEN CLEANSED? BUT WHERE ARE THE NINE?

18 THERE ARE NOT FOUND THAT RETURNED TO GIVE GLORY TO GOD, SAVE THIS STRANGER.

A. CAME BACK TO THE LORD

B. FELL ONM HIS FACE AT THE FEET OF JESUS

VIII. A BEREAVED SISTER – JOHN 11:32:

32 THEN WHEN MARY WAS COME WHERE JESUS WAS, AND SAW HIM, SHE FELL DOWN AT HIS FEET, SAYING UNTO HIM, LORD, IF THOU HADST BEEN HERE, MY BROTHER HAD NOT DIED.

A. MARY FALLS AT THE FEET OF JESUS

B. SHE IS DISTRAUGHT, SHEH AS LOST HER BROTHER

IX. A GRATEFUL FRIEND – JOHN 12:3:

3 THEN TOOK MARY A POUND OF OINTMENT OF SPIKENARD, VERY COSTLY, AND ANOINTED THE FEET OF JESUS, AND WIPED HIS FEET WITH HER HAIR: AND THE HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH THE ODOUR OF THE OINTMENT

A. HERE IS MARY AGAIN, AT THE FEET OF JESUS

B. MAKING PREPARATION FOR HIS DEATH

X. REVERENT WORSHIPERS

MATTTHEW 28:9

9 AND AS THEY WENT TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES, BEHOLD, JESUS MET THEM, SAYING, ALL HAIL. AND THEY CAME AND HELD HIM BY THE FEET, AND WORSHIPPED HIM.

REVELATION 1:12-18

12 AND I TURNED TO SEE THE VOICE THAT SPAKE WITH ME. AND BEING TURNED, I SAW SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS;

13 AND IN THE MIDST OF THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS ONE LIKE UNTO THE SON OF MAN, CLOTHED WITH A GARMENT DOWN TO THE FOOT, AND GIRT ABOUT THE PAPS WITH A GOLDEN GIRDLE.

14 HIS HEAD AND HIS HAIRS WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW; AND HIS EYES WERE AS A FLAME OF FIRE;

15 AND HIS FEET LIKE UNTO FINE BRASS, AS IF THEY BURNED IN A FURNACE; AND HIS VOICE AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS.

16 AND HE HAD IN HIS RIGHT HAND SEVEN STARS: AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH WENT A SHARP TWOEDGED SWORD: AND HIS COUNTENANCE WAS AS THE SUN SHINETH IN HIS STRENGTH.

17 AND WHEN I SAW HIM, I FELL AT HIS FEET AS DEAD. AND HE LAID HIS RIGHT HAND UPON ME, SAYING UNTO ME, FEAR NOT; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST:

18 I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH.

A. CHRIST NEVER ONCE REJECTED WORSHIP OFFERED TO HIM. AS GOD INCARNATE, HE WAS FULLY ENTITLED TO IT; AND THE WORSHIP OF HIM IS PROPER AT ALL TIMES

B. WORSHIP AT THE FEET OF JESUS IN HEAVEN

CONCLUSION:

A. ONE DAY EVERYONE WILL FALL AT THE FEET OF JESUS – RO 14:10-12

10 BUT WHY DOST THOU JUDGE THY BROTHER? OR WHY DOST THOU SET AT NOUGHT THY BROTHER? FOR WE SHALL ALL STAND BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.

11 FOR IT IS WRITTEN, AS I LIVE, SAITH THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS TO GOD.

12 SO THEN EVERY ONE OF US SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF TO GOD.

B. WHY NOT FALL AT HIS FEET WILLINGLY NOW?

A. OF THE TEN OCCASIONS LISTED, THERE IS ONE PERSON WHO IS “AT THE FEET OF JESUS” THREE TIMES. CAN YOU NAME THAT PERSON?

1. IT WAS MARY THE SISTER OF MARTHA AND LAZARUS. THE TRUTH-SEEKER, THE BEREAVED SISTER, AND THE GRATEFUL FRIEND.

2. AS A MATTER OF FACT, EVERY TIME SHE IS MENTIONED AS BEING INTHE PRESENCE OF JESUS SHE IS FOUND AT JESUS’ FEET.

3. WHAT A TRIBUTE TO THIS MARVELOUS WOMAN!

B. ALL THOSE FOUND AT THE FEET OF JESUS BENEFITTED IN SOME WAY.

1. THOUGH WE CAN NEVER LITERALLY FALL AT THE FEET OF JESUS, LETUS STRIVE TO HAVE THE SAME HUMILITY AND REVERENCE IN OUR HEARTS SO THAT WE, TOO, CAN BENEFIT THERE FROM.

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