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“Jesus: The Miracle Worker” Matthew 8:1-17

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

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Matthew 8:1–17

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John 17:1,4...“Father, the hour has come… I have glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.”

John 4:34...“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.

John 5:17...“Jesus responded to them, ‘My Father is still working, and I am working also.’”

Matthew 8:1-3...“When He came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be made clean.’ Immediately his disease was healed.”

Sovereignty Is:
“The quality or state of having supreme, absolute power or authority”

Isaiah 46:9-10...“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one is like Me. I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will”

Sovereignty Is: “The quality or state of having supreme, absolute power or authority”

Providence Is: “The governance of God by which He, with wisdom & love, cares for & directs all things according to His will”

Sermon In A Sentence: Jesus’ purpose in everything that He taught & every healing He performed was to validate that He was God’s Messiah.

In His Miraculous Healings, Jesus Exhibited:
-The divine power to heal people according to His will
-The divine authority to heal those we care for deeply
-The divine capacity to carry all our weaknesses & diseases

Matthew 8:2-4...“Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be made clean.’ Immediately his disease was healed. Then Jesus told him, ‘See that you don’t tell anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed, as a testimony to them.’”

Leprosy:
-Mentioned 40 times in Scripture
-“Hansen’s Disease”
-No longer feared if treated
-It’s rare & treatable
-Most live a normal life during & after treatment
-In Bible Times, leprosy was a death sentence

Leviticus 13:45-46...“As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp”

“Messianic” Examinations:
-Began With Observation
-Continued With Interrogation
-Concluded With A Decision


3 Specific Messianic Miracles:(That Messiah Would Perform)
-He Would Heal A Leper
-Cast Out A Dumb Demon
-Heal A Man Born Blind

Matthew 8:5-13...“When He entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible agony!’ ‘I will come and heal him,’ Jesus told him. ‘Lord,’ the centurion replied, ‘I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But only say the word, and my servant will be cured. For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.’ Hearing this, Jesus was amazed and said to those following Him, ‘I assure you: I have not found anyone in Israel with so great a faith! I tell you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Then Jesus told the centurion, ‘Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.’ And his servant was cured that very moment”

Matthew 8:14-17...“When Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve Him. When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick, so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: He Himself took our weaknesses and carried our diseases”

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