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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.