2. There is a Healer in the midst of the Church. And he that is athirst let him come: he that will let him take the water of life freely” (Rev. It is here that we find the roots of that old Negro spiritual, There Is A Balm In Gilead. In reading the last portion of the book of Genesis we quickly become engaged by the story of Joseph. 5) The answer to God’s question is “YES!”, 6) So God asks, “Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”. Powerful message on the balsam tree and the balm of Gilead. Bible Study on God’s Judgment | An Appointment We WILL Keep, Sermon on Women's Role | Women Who Worked for God, Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God Sermon Outline (Part 1), Sermon on Death - Death is... - Things Awful and Wonderful about Death, Sermon on the Plumbline - The God of the Plumbline, Sermon on Preaching - Preaching to Bring About Faith, Sermon on "Faith Only" | Why I Am a Member of the Church of Christ #8*. God’s word supplies us with everything for life and godliness. BALM IN GILEAD. 5) Sin is an ugly sore placed upon our souls that will fester and fester until we wash it away. Home | About Us | Online Resources | Online Sermons | Members | Contact Us | A Special Announcement It was a choice tract of land with rivers and streams continually replenished by an abundance of rainfall making it well-suited for cattle grazing (cf. It was so attractive that the tribes of Gad and Reuben eagerly petitioned Moses to let them settle there on Jordan’s eastern bank (Num.32:1-5). 1) In this scripture, God is talking to Israel about their failure to be saved. It’s also a word about a God who likes to celebrate this fact with a party. Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally, that was mentioned in the Bible, and named for the region of Gilead, where it was produced. The Lord Jesus IS the Balm of Gilead. Doctors take the Hippocratic oath upon their graduation of medical school promising to give their patients the best care they can give. 3. and asked by the prophet under very peculiar and painful feelings. OBJECTIVE: To help everyone apply the prescription given by the Great Physician to our problems. CONCLUSION: There is still a balm in Gilead–Will you apply it? 4. If a doctor prescribes medicine, it is supposed to meet the needs for which it was prescribed. The tree or shrub producing the balm is commonly identified as Commiphora gileadensis. This balm of Gilead has become a metaphor for the tender loving care of God Almighty. There is a physician who has prescribed God’s word–Jesus the Christ. by book of Bible. The Holy Spirit revives and restores. Are you looking into God’s perfect law every day? The expression stems from William Tyndale's language in the King James Bible of 1611, and has come to signify a universal cure in figurative speech. Certainly we can see this in the end result of the story of Jacob (God meant it for good! Powered by Congregate, Cortland Church of Christ Is there no physician there?” Gilead was a mountainous part of the territory of Manasseh, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. People who need a miracle of emotional, physical or spiritual healing that can only come from God. 2) Here, The Great Physician is prescribing spiritual medicine to the church. Sunday AM Bible Study: 9:15am; Sunday AM Worship: 10:00am. “Sin is regarded as a sovereign who demands the military service of its subjects levies their quota of arms and gives them their soldiers pay of death.” (Lightfoot). b. Jews have sinned. is hope and healing that God can bring.” Let me suggest six healing helps God gives to us. The spiritual reverses Jeremiah’s lament. 1) Jesus said, “…Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life” John 4:13,14. Jeremiah 8:22. You remember the account - - his father gave him a coat of many colors, which engendered envy and hatred among his brothers (Gen.37:4). As low as $30/day. Compare ourselves with God’s word and do what is right. What read we in the preceding verse? The Balm of Gilead: 4/25/2010 (SUN) ... Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. God, “Yes, yes even in a time of sorrow and heartache, there. It flows in Gilead. 2. I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:31, 32). There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. I praise Jesus that He is the fragrant oil that all people who are desperate for healing from their sin and sorrow can receive. Last week we heard a word from the Gospel of Luke about a risk-taking and extravagantly-loving God, who will do everything and anything to restore humanity to fellowship with God and with one’s neighbor. We encounter three instances of the balm of Gilead mentioned in the Bible. There is a balm for the sin sick soul–God’s word. Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?" Article originally published in the December 15, 2000 of the Standard Bearer, written by Rev. All we need to do is go to Jesus for our needs. How much more shall the great physician give the best care to his patients? Hymn Lists. The text of Gen.37:25 notes: behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt. Play! We are interested in the figurative use that is made of the balm of Gilead. III. Reuben urged them to “shed no blood” (Gen.37:22). The spiritual water Jesus gives is God’s word. In North Carolina, one in four school children are food insecure. The Balm in Gilead Introduction: Israel, as a nation, suffered so greatly and paid a great price for its worship of idols and unfaithfulness to God. Is there a physician who has prescribed the medicine for the sin sick soul? (subject to change) April 19, 9 pm - "God Our Refuge, Strength, and Help (Psalm 46:1)" May 3 - "You Are My Hiding Place (Psalm 32:7)" May 17 - "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken - Hymn Story and Scripture Allusions" (Psalm 87:3) May 31 - "Freedom in Christ" (Galatians 5:1) June 14- "The Keys to Successful Prayer" “There Is a Balm in Gilead” finds its roots in Jeremiah 8:22, where the prophet asks, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28-30). (330) 856-4810, In reading the last portion of the book of Genesis. A balm is an ointment that reduces pain or heals sores. The God of hope is present in the darkness, the grief, the lament, and the tears. We know that balm as Jesus Christ. As to that old song, we do not know who wrote it or when it was written. b. 1. 4) Notice this picture of sin as a cruel master. Only a few references to balm are made in scripture, but the idea of healing various diseases is very prominent. JESUS. 1. There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. 2) And in the book of revelation, Jesus gives this great invitation “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. It would be foolish of us to receive the doctor’s prescription and never get it filled. Gilead was famous for it spices. This chorus later became the basis for the African-American spiritual. But, I rejoice that Jesus is the Balm in Gilead, Whom You sent to save lost and dying people from their sin. Download this sermon with PRO Today as we look around, we see continued suffering, pain and hurts in the lives of the people. Praise Jesus that he is the one who gives God ’ s word a God who likes to this. 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