john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK



    Mark 5 - Jesus is Street
    (Notes from a congregational conversation)


    Family/Parade Service, Good Shepherd, 28/6/2009


    2 Corinthians 8.7-end, Mark 5.21-end

    Story about Jairus / the bleeding woman looking for Jesus.

    In Jesus' day, if you were looking for Jesus, where would you start looking?

    [On the sabbath: in the synogogue / otherwise - and sometimes also on the sabbath: on the street]

    Jesus is a street person.

    It was on the street that Jesus did most of his ministry:

    walking about
    meeting people
    teaching and healing.

    So: [Story of Jairus and woman healed - read from Street Bible]

    Today, if you are looking for Jesus, where would you start looking?

    [On Sunday: in church / otherwise - and including Sundays: on the street]

    Jesus is a street person.

    [Discussion of danger of the streets]

    Introduction to the plight of street children in South Africa.

    Finding Jesus among street children in South Africa: introduction to the Street Child World Cup [1].

    Conclude: Matthew 25 from The Street Bible.

    May we have the eyes to see Jesus on the street, the heart to help street children and others we see in need there.


    Notes
    [1] Street Child World Cup