Faith and Healing Sermon Series

I’m in the middle of a series at my church entitled, Faith and Healing. We’ve been walking through the 19 healings Jesus performed that were written about in the four gospels. Our purpose is to learn the principles that govern the process of healing—and receiving anything in faith from God—and apply them in our own lives. 

We’ve been through four more accounts up until this point. Here’s a quick review of each one:

  1. The centurion’s servant—Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10—The centurion’s approach and response to Jesus teaches us a valuable lesson: great faith is connected to a proper understanding of authority, both in terms of your exercise of it and response to it.
  2. The healing of Jairus’ daughter—Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, and Luke 8:40-56—Jairus received an evil report regarding his daughter while waiting for Jesus to come with him to his house. The response of these two men to the evil report shows us that we must not allow fear to take root in our lives.
  3. The woman with the issue of blood—Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, and Luke 8:43-48—“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” (Matt. 9:21). This woman knew the importance of self-talk, perhaps one of the most ignored yet significant areas of speaking that the Word teaches us about. Self-talk sets your sail on your course of life and determines the direction your life will take.
  4. Two blind men—Matthew 9:27-31—These two blind men called on the mercy of God. They knew that God’s mercy isn’t about what you deserve. It’s about Jesus taking upon Himself what He didn’t deserve so you could have what you don’t deserve. Jesus took upon Himself the penalty for your sin and mine so we could receive by faith the life that is available in Him.

About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

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