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Mar 12, 2017

A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. I’ve heard a lot of reports of people with cancer, heart problems, strokes, all kinds of maladies in the last few weeks and I’ve heard families complain sometimes about the specialist caring for their loved one. Rough bedside manner. No people skills. Don’t seem to care. I’ll let you in on a secret in just a minute.
  3. Scripture
    1. John 11:14-15
    2. Jesus: Lazarus is dead, and I am grateful for your sakes that I was not there when he died. Now you will see and believe. Gather yourselves, and let’s go to him.
  4. Devotional
    1. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but in the medical world, there seems to be an inverse relationship between bedside manner and perfection of subspecialty skills.
      1. Brilliant people with exceptional medical knowledge and skill
      2. Can diagnose and treat when no one else seems to be able to
      3. Knows exactly what to do and wonders why no one else can see the problem
      4. Horrible bedside manner
        1. Matter of fact
        2. No social skill
        3. Blunt without emotion or feeling
      5. But they’re good, maybe the best
      6. Perhaps okay to put up with lack of social skill when they are the best at their craft
    2. Jesus sounds a lot like that when He talks to the disciples in this passage.
      1. Lazarus is dead
      2. For your sakes
      3. Grateful I wasn’t there when He died
      4. Don’t cry.
      5. Let’s go
    3. Knowing Jesus is the best at what He does, don’t always expect Him to be all soft and squishy with you
      1. Sometimes needs to tell it like it is
      2. Sometimes needs to just cut to the chase and let you have the news you need to hear
      3. Sometimes needs to have no bedside manner to get your attention so you can heal best
      4. Great Physician
        1. Physically
        2. Mentally
        3. Spiritually - only He can save us from our sins
      5. He’s the specialist, it’s okay for Him to get rough with us sometimes
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