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v 18 1) Worship prepares man's heart in his appeal to God.
v 18 2) The appeal for the master's care is one of humility.
(come and lay thy hand upon her)
v 18 3) The appeal for the master's care is one filled with expectancy of faith.
(and she shall live)
v 19 4) Christ goes where there is need for and faith to receive renewal of life.
v 23 5) Since man cannot change circumstances, he attempts to make them more palatable, acceptable,
( ••• musicians ••• )
v 23 6) Man's efforts end up only with disorder and confusion.
(the people making a noise)
v 24 7) Christ sees present circumstances as events as yet unchanged by truth.
( ... for the maid is not dead)
v 24 8) The faithless are bound up in hopelessness by their own circumstances.
(and they laughed him to scorn)
v 25 9) The faithless hinder the work of faith and are set aside by Christ.
moved out of the way so they cannot hinder
v 25 10) The touch of Christ is one of renewal to those of faith (ruler) and to those in faith (daughter)
(and took her by the hand, and the maid arose)