The Twelve-Year Old Daughter of Jairus Lecture 111- 4

By Kathy L. McFarland

Understand Scripture Deeply

There is a technique that you can master to study Scripture deeply. Developing this skill allows the Holy Spirit to respond immediately to the text and move you to deeper and deeper places that God wants you to understand. It is the technique I use, whether it is a small half-size verse, or a large amount of Scripture that seems to go forever. All my courses are developed on this technique, and
all my life skills are based upon utilizing it whenever I open my Bible. It was taught to me by the Holy Spirit over forty years ago.

When you have learned it, your spiritual world and teachings will open up to you! I call the technique, making “Statements of Facts” (SOF). I know. It’s not a fancy name. Its sad; as a writer, you would
think I could come up with a better name.

Let me give you a couple SOF’s about the technique:

1. Consistent technique allows you to follow the Bible Scripture fully each time

2. When you have been consistent in your technique, you learn the process quickly

3. When you have learned how to make statements of fact, your opinion doesn’t matter

4. When the Holy Spirit sees that you are focused solely upon Scripture, He raises you up into a higher realm of learning

5. In these End Days, corrupted churches and pastors are straying farther and farther away from Scripture and preaching a message that does not belong to the LORD God.

a. There are so many False Teachers in these Days.

b. There are so few Truth Tellers in these Days

6. Eventually, you will be learning to develop teachings and sermons based upon this powerful, foundational technique.

7. When Christ comes again, may He find every student I have ever taught to be fully invested and focused upon the Word of God. Amen.

Today, we are going to be studying Jairus and his twelve-year-old daughter. This is an account that might not be talked about much in church settings. It is a simple account, that is split in two with another account involving a woman touching the hem of Jesus. (By the way, notice how I call it an “account.” Never call the different accounts within Scripture a “story” or “stories.” When those two words are used, the very character of Scripture is changed).

I will start an examination of the account of Jairus with SOF, and then on Mark 5:37-43, please complete the SOF and use it.

Mark 5:21–24 (KJV 1900)

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. 24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him….

Mark 5:35-43
…While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. 39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. (Mark 5:35-43)

SOF Statements from each verse…

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. (Mark 5:21)

1. The statement “When Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side” might prompt mature Christians to prepare to search for deeper meaning of Scripture.

2. We should prepare that the following discourse of Christ’s will be about passing over (physical death) from earth to Heaven.

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. (Mark 5:22-23) (Note how I put two verses together because they were connected).

3. Jairus, a ruler of the Jewish Synagogue, fell at Christ’s feet and begged Him to come heal his sick daughter who was near death.

4. Jairus PRAYED to Jesus to lay hands on her that she would be healed and live.

23 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him….

5. Jesus went with him, but he was surrounded by a throng of people and delayed.

6. This was when woman with the blood issue touched the hem of Christ’s clothes and was healed, and her faith made her whole. This too hints at the contact with Jairus daughter that is upcoming.

35Someone from the Ruler of the Synagogue’s House Certain came to Jairus and said “Thy daughter is dead: why do you trouble the Master any further?” 36When Jesus heard this spoken, He said, “Be not afraid, only believe.”

7. Do you remember your study of the little ships passing over?

8. The message from Christ was the same thing that stressed “Be not afraid, only believe.” Amen?

Small Essay Exercise #1

Complete the rest of the SOF for the following Scriptures verses. Number the SOF sentences in each verse where the XXX is located:

37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

XXX

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

XXX

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to scorn.

XXX

But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

XXX

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

XXX

42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

XXX

43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to ear.

XXX

Small Essay Exercise #2

Write a small analysis essay, and connect why you might conclude that Becker Bible Ministries, Inc., has chosen the doctrine of Baptism for only those of the accountable age of 12-years-old or older.

Use your SOF learning that you have accomplished about the daughter of Jairus. From this point on, when you have a question on Scripture, please copy the Scripture to your post or notepad, and do Statements of Fact underneath it. Once that has been done, ask your question (if the Holy Spirit has answered you during this technique but you need confirmation, please ask.)

The Statements of Facts (SOF) do not have to be on the entire account. You can take just individual Scripture verses and do the same process. Eventually, the Holy Spirit will have you cover the entire account. However, with questions in our studies, verse examinations are acceptable to me.

In a perfect world of Bible Studies, every one of you that reads this lesson will quickly began learning the SOF technique, and sharing your results with others. My experience is excitement for the technique, but putting off the homework for another day. I challenge you each that if the Holy Spirit excites your spirit, GET TO WORK AND LEARN SOF FOR YOURSELF AND HIM! If you have questions, ask. If you complete your learning through your homework, share with others, your difficulties, your confusions, and even how great your Bible Teacher is.

Godspeed in learning this valuable technique!