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Phil Mills Sr.
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Phil Mills Sr.

Dermatologist in Northern Georgia

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  • October 31, 2014
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before we'll observe Christ's method we should look at one of the most well-known statements of all of Adventism not long ago an entire Sabbath school lesson cordially I featured this statement yet there is more to learn but look at the quote briefly and then will better understand Christ's method the quotation you could say it with me our revival among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs to say this should be our first work and what revival never stands alone there must be a revival of something in Munich it used to be the world capital of beer drinking however the consumption of beer has decreased over the last few years and so in an effort to have a revival of beer drinking in Munich they have music fest in October of -based feel they need a revival is an urgent of their financial needs but is that what is being asked for here a revival a revival in of what true godliness among us is our greatest and most urgent need what is true godliness Christ gave a perfect representation of true godliness by combining the work of the position and a minister if our greatest need is a revival of true godliness and eight and true godliness is combining the workout possession and minister what is our greatest need to be joined together true godliness ministering to the needs of both body and soul leet healing physical disease and then speaking words that brought peace to the troubled heart to watch him do that today was look again at the quotation a revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all of our needs to say there should be our first work in triage what kind of problem must be addressed first the most urgent we have many navies but what is our most urgent and greatest need because of this one should be our first work to seek true godliness and what is true godliness combining the work of the physician and the minister what is the work of a physician ministering to the needs of the body and healing physical disease what is the work of a minister ministering to the needs of the soul and speaking words that bring peace to the troubled heart and God calls us as physicians dentists and health professionals and ministers to do both Christ set the example Christ was bound in all branches of the worker told medical ministry he did not make any divisions did not feel that he was infringing on physicians and heal the sick different find the truth and when the second came to him for healing ask them if they believed that he could make them all I thought of this quotation during our early minds of devotional by Doctor Schwartz if they had faith in other words he was just as ready to lay his hands in healing on the sick and afflicted as he was to preach the gospel it was just as much at home in this work is in proclaiming the truth for healing the sick me that with me healing the sick is a part of the gospel what the part of the gospel healing the sick this is not complicated Seventh-day Adventist have been called to be modern good Samaritans extending our helping hand to the Rabin injured lying in our pathway our present day priests and Levites must not pass by the Rabin the injured lying in their pathway using modern-day excuses about being out of their area of specialty to date people right where they are whatever their position whatever their condition and help them in every way possible this is gospel ministry that is such a good statement we need that we need to read it together to take people right where they are what ever their position whatever their condition and help them in every way possible this is gospel ministry help in any way you can it may be necessary for ministers to go into the homes of the sick and say again I read that wrong it may be necessary I is not a misprint for physicians to go announces that now it says it may be NASA's for Masters to make house calls in the home of a second site I ready to help you and I will do the best I can I'm not a physician but I am a minister and I like to minister to the sick and afflicted that next two phrases are crucial to understand if we would minister to the sin sick soul find someone with the sick body ministers those who are sick in body are nearly always what sickens all of her second solo during a that is not right that brings him to Jesus of course they need Jesus but a helping hand from a person that a minister and that's a sick person all almost always sick and so the converse is always is also true when the soul is sick the body is made sick true godliness understands this connection and doesn't take care of the soul or the body but ministers to both that true minister seeks to help the sick and the true physician seeks to minister to the soul what an opportunity the consecrated physician we could add the dentist health care provider has to show a Christlike interest in the patient's under his care a lot of physicians and healthcare providers Dennis think it's more complicated than it is some years ago a physician was talking to me educated in Adventist schools for grades one through Loma Linda and through the a.m. a residency at the white and said they didn't know how I know never done a Bible study Damon to know how to do they had the idea that you had to know all these doctrinal tax and this is how you can help patient spiritual I grew up my father was a minister I grew up in a home where we had the opportunity privilege really good then a lot of seminars on how to witness they gave various answers objections the various Bible studies on doctrine that's good I don't condemn it but that is not what God calls most of us did notice how simple the work of the physician dentist in healthcare provider really is notice the next statement it is his parental age to what spin again her aging lay courage and wait for them and ballot their bedside to offer a few words of prayer I can't give a talk like pastor market all but I can and I can speak encouragingly to my patients and when appropriate offer a few words of prayer and I discovered that this is the very most enjoyable part of my practice and more than that if you're not a physician or minister you don't have to be either you can do the same thing there are ways that even a busy practice the short encounters such as dermatology which I'm in CA usually about forty patients a day I'm slow compared to Doctor John but I can speak encouragingly even in those short encounters to nations found that a simple question while I'm washing my hands to being ready to see the next patient they are neuronal gives me insight before the encounter in our last something non- nonchalantly while I'm looking in washing my hands have you had a good year it's been a year since I saw them or if it's been three months for another problem is the fall data for you and when there's a pause in the answer or a tentative kind of answer I guess it's been okay it invites a sympathetic follow-up question that uncovers the death of the spouse or the diagnosis of cancer the child and it gives often an opportunity to speak some encouraging word to the person that's anxious her breathing and when appropriate to say a few words of prayer for me share just a few experiences instruction is not complicated but it works Georgia not her name expressed an interest in health how can I encourage her I could encourage her to come to the cooking school class that week gave her an announcement chicane and that we had a chance to chat she expressed interest in joining a group to study the Bible with a small group that were seeking to understand the big themes of the Bible small group to study the big themes of the Bible unsolved she said she was interested I said would you like me to get back in touch with you she wanted that the next week I gave her a personal call invited her to our home for a small group that was seeking to understand the big themes of the Bible him she couldn't believe her position at Calder should gay and tomorrow she's been baptized have been involved in many projects because and I don't have time to prepare Bible studies so our Bible study was showing videos Evan very good prophecy seminar that dealt with the big themes of the Bible had time to do that I could come home I could put that on and me I have a simple study found a minister came tomorrow our office I didn't know it was a minister he was concerned about a spot up here we discovered a spot down here that turned out to be melanoma before surgery I asked him a new noise minister asking if you'd mind if we would have ordered Brett and he went off how he was administering just be delighted he was so excited that somebody would authorize word of prayer and when his site was healed enough he told his congregation he lifted up his shirt to show them the smile it had been left by a doctor they prayed for him and I've spoken at his church twice now the program coordinator the Rotary club I do know is that program coordinator Ron asked if the wanted the word prayer before surgery and he he did subsequently asked me to speak at the Rotary we were chatting one of the nice things Eric that in my surgeries they're all awake home and so we can are about good things in the nurses can listen man and the wonderful and so he asked me to speak in his robbery at the Rotary and he introduced me as the doctor who gave into usage analysis a short prayer but he prayed before surgery that was how he set it apart not everybody is excited about having you pray for them I had a patient that I said well if it makes you feel better Doctor Milton Frank I felt in all little coldness and I said it does make me feel better you don't want your doctor nervously and him and says you have right to write short breath and his family came to thank me later is as you know we tried to pray with you for years he's an atheist he won't have anything to do became bragging about how his doctor prayed with him here later he came to the office asked of the work in as an emergency skin problem I looked over his skin didn't see any emergency whatsoever there was really no problem and suddenly I realized there was something else must be going on it so after I finished and I gave him something to make it sound like there was something that needed to be treated I paused and said tell me how essay George George the superhero of tell me what's going on this year with everything going okay said Vince Pierce welled up he said last week Doctor Mills my sign was forty years old was helping somebody at their home was on a ladder and somehow slipped off in his bid now as I listened to him courage then and then ask if he would mind if we have a prayer he didn't ask me this time if it makes you feel better he came to our office not because he had a skin emergency but but yes he did know anybody else to go to pray with him through his heart emergency but if we really want to know how to minister to the soul and the body we should be looking at the one who really knew how to do it and that's Jesus and I'd like us to accompany him on a house call that many physicians make house calls they know time our waiting rooms are too busy is too expensive to go to the home but Jesus was never too busy to make house calls we need to give a context for our story this morning so it was when Jesus returned that the multitude welcomed him for they were all waiting for him compared to Jesus we don't know what it means to be busy and tired after seeing patients for four hours the morning and then four hours in afternoon but Jesus didn't start at eight a.m. and he didn't stop at five a.m. I feel crowds of people in the evening counseling Nicodemus by night robbed of sleep by storms and is still fragile on hours before sunrise treating the money exit door on teaching disciples through the day he was busy Janice 's waiting room always seem to beautiful the context is given in Matthew and summarize well by my favorite modern author at length faint and weary with the work of teaching and healing Jesus left the multitude in order to partake of food in the house of Levi but the people pressed about the door bringing the sick the deformed in the lunatic fringe of Neil as he sat at the table one of the rulers of the synagogue gyrus by name ten gyrus was a influential man in Capernaum as ruler of the synagogue 's job was a combination of senior pastor had Elder and had taken it was not easy for this party leader to swallow his pride and seek help from Jesus that marginalized extreme may be fanatical future I say it reverently dissing Jesus was to lose his synagogue position and net ridicule and rejected by the religious leaders but his only child a twelve -year-old daughter was dying and in a last desperate effort to preserve her life gyrus turn to Jesus previously had consulted the most learned pediatricians in Israel but they've finally given his daughter up to the new guys gyrus wait until the very plaintiff death to finally see Jesus his daughter was too sick for him to even carry to him and he set off on his mission alone so desperately become that even the fact that Jesus was in the home of a despised public in could not deter gyrus pushing his way through the outcasts and poor waiting outside the door around his house gyrus gain admittance verse twenty one tells us he fell down at Jesus feet and beg him to come to his house Jesus stopped at lunch leaning on tasted food lovingly prepared by for him Jesus and his disciples immediately started out to make this house call but was not alone for the daughter that Jesus went to the mansion of the ruler of the synagogue on the way to heal the daughter Jesus sought to heal the father the synagogue ruler like a pastor that came with one problem on his skin he was worried about not realizing he had a dangerous problem elsewhere on his skin as he went the multitudes throng Mark adds it was a great multitude that was around in this great multitude brought gyrus is emergency its first apparent obstacle but really a solution more time with Jesus a crowd of people was so great that there was virtual gridlock though the father anxiously and impatiently trying to speed the pace Jesus could only move slowly in the direction of jars 's home the picture of Jesus and crowds are almost always wrong generally they show him with plenty of personal space between him and the crowds 's comfort zones not invaded but that is not how was it might be helpful to get an eyewitness description of Jesus surrounded by crowds he allowed were told the crowd to harass around him and complain not those sometimes almost lifted off his feet it is as a crowded waiting room and he had no back entrance he never allowed the impatience of those waiting to make him waiting to see him make him either inpatient or hurried alone the eyewitness report of inspiration let the Holy Spirit play the YouTube video on the screen of your imagination pastries three nineteen volume two although it was only a short distance their progress is very slow for the people pressed forward on every side eager to see the great teacher would create is so much excitement begging his attention and is a bit anxious father urged his way through the crowd fearful of being too late the Jesus pinning the people and the flooring there's spiritual darkness and physical maladies was it physical maladies that he was concerned about gas wasn't only physical maladies was his spiritual maladies that spiritual darkness he was concerned about was it only spiritual darkness that he was concerned about he would stop now and then to minister to their wants was Jesus a gospel minister who could treat spiritual disease was he a physician who could treat physical illness James says had true godliness joined together was minister and physician healthcare provider I wonder which requests were granted I wonder what made them stop I wonder which correct requests were ignored or seem to be what request made him stop now and then some in the crowd made desperate attempts to get Aaron is identified occasionally he was married Nellie carried off his feet by the surging masses though most of the stories of this experience will have to wait for heaven is one video clip is preserved for us to watch in stark contrast to the medical crisis of the dying girl is the chronic problem of an older woman Luke eight forty three now woman having a flow of blood for twelve years stop and think about that detail for a moment that very same year Jim Iris and his wife were rejoicing over the birth of their only child this woman began mourning the loss of her health now twelve shortly later years later for gyrus and twelve long years later for this woman they both have a need that only Jesus can fill sometimes my receptionist will get a call from a new patient demanding to be seen now for skin problem that had for years this woman's problem had been present for years why would she wait to see Jesus help now this is not Jesus first your ministry we don't know exactly what was the cause of this woman's menorrhagia fibroids Pollock said no meiosis pelvic inflammatory disease thyroid problems endometriosis liver or kidney disease whatever the medical diagnosis the woman would've become an e-mail from the prolonged bleeding decreasing her endurance furthermore this poor woman was not only sick she was ostracized like a leper she was unclean she could not worship in the Temple she could not get a job and you can have a relationship with her other problems began Facebook friends Google menorrhagia but found no answers a claim is suggested this remedy and that remedy this diet and that nothing worked in fact some treatments worsen your condition in a frantic but fruitless search for help should gone from physician physician specialist the specialist Doctor Luke is diplomatic when speaking of his fellow physicians he says she had spent all her livelihood off on physicians and could not be healed by any Mark felt under no such professional restraints he bluntly said she had suffered many things for many physicians she had spent all that she had and was no better but rather grew worse like gyrus is daughter this woman had been abandoned to die by the physicians acute problems in path as far differently than chronic conditions chronic conditions grind us down emotionally socially financially the last this woman had no more money to spend she had no one to turn to her friends were tired of hearing about her problem and she could discuss it with them her prayers it seemed unanswered alone penniless friendless and forsaken she despaired of ever having a life again life gyrus when every other solution failed to turn Jesus Jesus waiting room was filled with stories of failures these were the poor the hopeless the rejected the marginalized the ignorant the week behind the misfits but it was these outcasts that were difficult transformed by Christ and made up the early church that is the wonder of the universe and standard the judges all subsequent generations of Christians we don't have the details about how she even got but the travel of the Capernaum which is often stated we don't know how far she had to travel or how long it took potentially in her weakened state but without an appointment she was in the waiting room outside Matthew 's house trying to reach Jesus she may have watched his gyrus cut to the front of the line in God got inside the house this woman's face daunting odds against raging cases have ever tried to communicate with a very famous person what are the odds that you would be able to get an appointment with the present road with the Pope but with the Queen of England not easy first she had no influential position that would make the crowd opened up so that you could push through the crowd the crowd gave her no notice they would not open up for a second she had no emergency to get the disciple gatekeepers attention to bring her to Jesus quickly and finally Jesus himself seemed passerby notices quotation and then the confusion she could not be heard by him nor catch more than a passing glance of his figure he was so near but seems far and this is the condition ladies and gentlemen of much suffering humanity but she had seen a glimpse of Jesus and that glimpse gave her the opportunities that she sought she had seen him just ahead making every exertion and coming from behind she was able to stretch your arm to the limit and Justin managed to touch the edge of his garment with the she thought she was reaching out that Jesus she was to discover that he was reaching out to touch her for the instant she touched the edge of the cloth she felt a power surge through her body and she was made all are bleeding stopped her anemia banished her energy level was normal Mark says she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction says the woman was healed and knew she was healed Jesus would've gone on with his travel toward the home of gyrus without further delay but that is not what happened because Jesus was not simply a physician of the body he could not be satisfied by only healing the body he desired to make our every wet hole so Jesus stopped turned around and ask who touched me I remember the surging crowd lifting them off almost knocking him down one eyewitness recall the scene the people answered this query with a look of amazement jostled upon all sides and rudely pressed hither and thither as he was it seemed indeed a singular inquiry when they all denied it Peter expressed the confusion of all the disciples by the question master the multitudes throng and press you a new site who touched me Jesus continued looking directly at the woman while he explained somebody touched me for I perceived power going out for me now and the woman saw that she was not hidden she came trembling the years a second message shattered her emotionally she was frightened the healing of her body had not healed her emotionally for Jesus to stop his healing by only addressing her physical needs would've made the healing free error should been embarrassed and ashamed of her problem to become adept at hiding the problem from others though she was satisfied with one brief touch of a hymn of Christ garment Jesus had much more than this to offer since a brief and distant encounter with Christ was so life-changing he desired her to come boldly to the throne of grace for all the problems of her life 's invitation to her as extended toolset for all of had a short but life-changing encounter with Jesus falling down before him she had now moved beyond seeing Jesus as the Savior of her body she accepted him as the savior of her soul gyrus had kneeled before Jesus with a request this woman kneel before Jesus with thankfulness and praise Jesus loves in response to both kinds of prayers she declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason should touch them and how she was healed immediately Luke tells us after her testimony Jesus gave her instruction the Woodcock guide here for the rest of her life and he can guide us and he said to her daughter he assured her that she was his child and yet all the privileges of a child it was not alone for this woman the Jesus paused he wanted to increase gyrus faith vintage jars and important spiritual truth as well just as gyrus was concerned about his daughter he saw that Jesus had a father 's concern for his daughters the well-being of this outcast woman be of good cheer her years of illness and broader depression Jesus now address the woman's depression she was a child of a king is no reason for hopelessness for God 's children weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning she might have endured twelve long painful embarrassing years but God is not for St. Peter during this time her illness and upon her the limited value of money or specialist assault the great problems of life for our light affliction which is but for a moment is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory it was not until now that she was ready to be healthy the experience of previous was foregoing like Moses years herding sheep or Israel's forty years of wandering in the wilderness like jobs losses are illness or David's years of fugitive she could know that all things would work together for those who love God your faith has made you well it was trusting God in the darkness that made her well and it was trusting God in the life it would keep her well go in peace like Republican worshiper who prayed for mercy and left the Temple justified this woman had not only had her body cleanse her soul is cleansed as well she was forgiven therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ for a moment gyrus for God under his own anxiety as he listened to the woman's tearful testimony of long days of suffering down the past his own heart was being softened the healing touch of Jesus is providing a remedy for gyrus we see the Jesus healing ministry goes far beyond the body the delay of Jesus had been so intensely interesting in its result that even the anxious father felt no limitations were built but watched the scene with deep interest as the yield woman was sent away comforted and rejoicing it encouraged him what went until in courage our patient shortbread and encouraged him to believe still more firmly that Jesus was able to grant his own petition and heal his daughter but just then a message came it was to test his faith or deeply Luke tells us while he was still speaking someone came from the ruler of the synagogue 's house saying your daughter 's dad did not trouble the teacher gyrus thought that he was coming to Jesus to save his daughter he didn't realize that Jesus was seeking to apply the healing remedy to his own soul but gyrus is now ready to be treated more directly Jesus overheard the report dealt not with a visit physical issues of the daughter but the emotional and spiritual issues of father but when Jesus heard it he answered him saying do not be afraid all I believe and she will be made well Jared had two great problems first he was fearful second he was unbelieving and those would keep him out of habit these sins or class of abominations murders moral impurity witchcraft by worship and dishonesty the Jesus word could is powerfully healed gyrus is fearfulness and out is a good resurrected in your daughter when he came into the house he permitted no one to go in except Peter James and John and the father and the mother the girl the throngs following Jesus are left outside here we see how Jesus conducted an anointing service has done quietly privately Jesus had spoken with gyrus now he had an opportunity to minister to the wife and mother as well Jesus work is primarily an individual work is not interested in simply educating the masses he delights to minister to the needs of the individual he doesn't look at our group here is an assembly one group he sees in in the ventral here right now and he wants to minister to you Jesus also works in homes we say he restores families and all the throngs following Jesus were not permitted in the house that was in much confusion within the home person to do now all wept and mourned for her but he said do not weep she is not dead but sleeping humans are so clueless we mourn at the wrong time in the wrong way for the wrong reasons we laugh when we should be weeping and we weep when we should be more warning what good would all this whaling due to restore the girls health and what is the point of mourning for this girl she's got a be well in a few months these mourners didn't well when that girl took a nap why well here is no raise in the morning the presence of Jesus in his presence is fullness of joy the wife's all tears from eyes these mourners stop morning and started ridiculing Jesus burst fifty three they ridiculed him knowing that she was dead but death is the end Jesus gives life he is the way the truth and the life he forgives our iniquities he redeems her life from destruction but he put them all outside this is a manager judgment and say disbelievers will be outside the city walls Jesus separates the wheat from that tears in the chaff by our response to the word of God the truth we determine whether we will be put outside those who want to remain in Jesus joyful presence will put out of their minds all doubt and disbelief of God 's word it is an acted parable Jesus was also saying our children need to be protected from the influence of the doubters and scoffers of God 's word no sense to raise them in environment or they will quickly die again Jesus didn't want this girl to be raised in that environment you want to be medical missionaries dismiss the eye is of those who ridicule the Bible and the spirit of prophecy after Jesus put the doubters and lockers outside what did he do next didn't give them health education there is a place for health education but it doesn't help the dad there's a place for instruction but it doesn't help that I been many times I've tried to educate the debt Jesus came close to gyrus his daughter and took her by the high hand that was cold from death Jesus approached the each person is individualized he said nothing to the woman who was bleeding he simply came as close as her arm could reach to the man with a withered hand he said stretching out but he took the hand of the dead daughter jars as medical missionaries we need to note each type and how to reach them or have them reach us that Jesus called saying little girl arise and her spirit returned and she arose immediately and he commanded them that she be given something to eat she arose immediately now is the time for health education Jesus does this and tells them to feeder and her parents were astonished but he charged them to tell no one what happened medical evangelism is effective in bringing people to Jesus but Jesus medical missionary work as much fame as a brought him was a quiet work a work without outward show Jesus doesn't heal to bring himself fame and fortune in heels to bring comfort and relief any uses the physical to introduce the spear the West the Lord O my soul and all that is within a bless his holy name bless the Lord all my soul and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your iniquities who heals all your diseases who redeems your life from the structure crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercy satisfies area and use your mouth things so that during you a this media was used by audio mercy amen this Pentagon analyst networking you'd like to learn more about me then please visit www. amen and I will like more free online is www. online universe a

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