Burden #3: Brokenness (Mary Magdalene)
There is certainly a long list of possible biblical candidates to represent brokenness. David was broken over his sin with Bathsheba. Job was broken over the loss of his wealth, family, and health. Jeremiah was broken over the plight of Israel, her refusal to repent, and God’s impending judgment. Paul was broken over his unnamed thorn in the flesh. And Mary Magdalene was broken by a mysterious ailment. She is described in the gospels as, “Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out.” That certainly sounds bad and would break any person.
Brokenness—and by that meaning circumstantial, physical, external brokenness—can come in many forms. The question for each of us is this: will those external crushing circumstances bring us face to face with God? Will they bring us to a place of spiritual brokenness (a good and necessary thing) where we come to the end of ourselves to see our desperate need of the healing that only Jesus Christ offers?
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Burden #3 — Brokenness (Mary Magdalene)
Pastor Todd Dugard
Luke 8:1-3; Matt. 27:55-56, 61; Mark 16:1-11; John 20:1-18
September 30 – October 1, 2017
If you have been broken by your circumstances and have also come to the end of yourself spiritually, you will receive the healing that God offers though Christ.
Q. Have you been broken by external circumstances?
Q. Have you been broken spiritually?
Q. Have you found healing through Jesus Christ?
Q. Have you given up your life, no matter what, to serve him?