Jesus Heals An Official's Son - John 4:43-54

March 12, 2022 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: John 4:43–4:54

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Jesus Was On Mission:
-Luke 2:49 “…I must be about my Father’s business…”
-Luke 19:10 “The Son of Man is come to seek and to save the lost.”
-Matthew 11:19 “…a friend of tax collectors and sinners…”
-300 Old Testament prophecies of a coming Messiah
-Foretold His death: Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53
-Foretold His resurrection: Psalm 16:10

John 4:39-42 “Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, ‘He told me everything I ever did.’ Therefore, when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed there two days. Many more believed because of what He said. And they told the woman, ‘We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.’”

John 4:43-44 “After two days He left there for Galilee. Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country”

Mark 6:3-5 “‘Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren’t His sisters here with us?’ So they were offended by Him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household.’ So He was not able to do any miracles there”

Sermon In A Sentence: God graciously meets us at our point of crisis when we are willing to submit to His wisdom & Sovereign will in the matter.

John 4:45-54 “When they entered Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him because they had seen everything He did in Jerusalem during the festival. For they also had gone to the festival. Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to come down and heal his son, for he was about to die. Jesus told him, ‘Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.’ ‘Sir,’ the official said to Him, ‘come down before my boy dies!’ ‘Go,’ Jesus told him, ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus said to him and departed. While he was still going down, his slaves met him saying that his boy was alive. He asked them at what time he got better. ‘Yesterday at seven in the morning the fever left him,’ they answered. The father realized this was the very hour at which Jesus had told him, ‘Your son will live.’ Then he himself believed, along with his whole household. This, therefore, was the second sign Jesus performed after He came from Judea to Galilee”

In Jesus’ Interaction With People, We Note:
-How different are God’s ways from our ways
-How fickle and shallow is our human nature
-How God uses trials to get our attention
-How God’s wisdom is superior to our wisdom
-How God never turns away a genuine seeker

Isaiah 55:8-9 “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’”

Exodus 4:11 “The LORD said to him (Moses), ‘Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?”

“It is well when trouble leads a man to God, instead of away from God. Affliction is one of God’s medicines.” -A.W. Pink

1 Corinthians 1:25 “God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.”