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The Lord’s compassion

Reading: Matthew 15:29-39 I am always amazed at the Lord’s compassion.  When great crowds brought to him the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and ‘many others’ (fill in the blank, my friend) and laid them at his feet—Jesus healed them.  Nobody was turned away.  And what a happy sight that would have been—people…

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Please collect your parcels

Reading: Matthew 9:18-34 How many of our desires are unfulfilled—only because we do not believe! If it is the best for us, if it is within God’s will and for his glory—will He not grant it? But we should believe and ask and pursue with wholehearted intent! Ruler: “My daughter has just died. But come…

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BIG faith

Reading: Matthew 8:5-13 This is probably my favourite story of faith. The centurion asking Jesus to heal his servant, and saying ‘Oh, you don’t even have to come and see him—just say the word!’ What faith! What big, big faith! The centurion relayed an analogy by telling how he, an authority, was able to command…

Announcement: Healed!

Reading: Matthew 8:1-4 Several times we read Jesus warning people he has healed to ‘not tell anyone’. Why? I think because Jesus had a mission to accomplish, a healing in a particular place and time could “disrupt” his timetable on earth–being mobbed, being demanded for more signs and wonders (to prove that he was the…

Healing and God’s sovereignty

Reading: Matthew 8:1-4 The man with leprosy knelt before Jesus and said “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” If you are willing! Granted, without doubt, the man believed that Jesus could heal. If, for any reason, he was not healed, it was only because God did not will it. Do we…

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A day of healing

Reading: Matthew 4:23–9:13 In Matthew 4:12-22, we read when Jesus began to preach and called his disciples. Then in verses 4:23-9:13, we are given a glimpse when he embarked in 2 uninterrupted days of healing and preaching—even late into the night. Healing for the mortal bodies, and healing for the soul. Previous to that, Jesus…