Jesus Has Hands That Speak
*Chase said, we have the same hands. => I want to have the same hands as Jesus!
John 20:19-22 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
1. JESUS HANDS WERE THE HANDS OF A LABORING (WORKING) MAN.
Mark 6:3 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
*** Let us/me labor for Christ!
2. JESUS HANDS WERE THE HANDS OF A SERVANT.
Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
John 13:5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
***Let us be a servant for Christ!
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,…
3. JESUS STRONG CALLOUSED HANDS WERE TENDER HANDS.
Mark 10:15, 16 15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
=> You want to know what the children were blessed? - They brought them to Jesus!
Mark 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. (Still people rebuking you when you try to take people to the Lord)
-The Lord is tender and gentle in all of his dealings with his people…
***Let us be tender and gentle for the Lord
4. JESUS HANDS WERE HEALING HANDS.
Mark 4:23, 24 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
-Blind eyes, sicknesses, diseases, paralyzed limbs, devil possessed…
Example: Jamie’s hand own my children’s forehead as she prayed, always made them feel better no matter how sick!
***Let us have healing hands for the Lord
5. JESUS HANDS WERE WITNESSING HANDS.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
-Jesus said we would do greater works than Him, not by miracles but by witnessing. Jesus came to witness only to the Jews, we are to witness to the whole world!
***Let us have witnessing hands for the Lord!
6. JESUS HANDS WERE SUPPORTING HANDS.
Matthew 14:30, 31 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him
-Jesus is perfect peace, joy, happiness, and life.
-We were created to worship and have fellowship with Christ. People in the world that drink, do drugs, and searching for a good time are actually searching for Christ and don’t realize it.
-We need to recognize those that are crying out and lend them a supporting hand.
***Let us have supporting hands for Christ
7. JESUS HANDS WERE WOUNDED HANDS.
- It was the nail prints that identified him.
John 20:20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
-When we are wounded… Are we glorifying God? Are we leaning on Him? People will notice!
***Let us rejoice in our tribulations for the Lord!
Romans 5:3-5 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
8. JESUS HANDS ARE SPEAKING HANDS.
- They speak a message of love, of mercy, and tender care…
- A message of sacrifice for each of us.
***Let us have love, mercy, tender care and sacrifice for one another for the Lord!
9. JESUS HAS ALL THINGS IN HIS HANDS!
John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
*The song: He's got the whole world in His hands…
***As Jesus stretched forth His hands to save Peter - So are His hands stretching forth to receive ALL who would call out to Him and come to Him.
Remember the Song: Place your hands in the nail scarred hands.