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Learning From Jesus’ Miracles

This past weekend at Living Word, we picked up a sermon series that we started last summer entitled Faith and Healing. In it, we are walking through the 19 healings Jesus performed that were written about in the four gospels. The purpose of these messages is to learn the principles that govern the process of healing—and receiving anything in faith from God—and apply them to our own lives. Read More…

How Do You Know When You Are in Faith?

A lot of people think they are in faith when they pray, but nothing happens. Since we know the sending end has already been taken care of, let’s look at some potential problems on the receiving end. Read More…

Does God Want to Heal You?

One of the most important things we can learn from the healing of the leper in Matthew 8:1–4 comes from Jesus’ answer to the leper’s question. The leper asked, “Lord, if thou will, thou canst make me clean.”

The leper knew Jesus could heal. He knew Jesus was a prophet and because of His ministry, healings had taking place in other people’s lives. He had enough faith to press through the multitude. He knew the anointing to heal was there. The only question that remained was, “Will You?” Read More…

God Doesn’t Always Follow Our Plan

Imagine being in the middle of a crowd of people. You have no elbow room and you can practically feel everyone breathing on you. You suddenly hear a loud, hacking cough. You look for its source and see a man whose eyes are bloodshot and his nose is red. He looks miserable as he coughs all over everyone around him.

That may not seem bad to you, but if you’ve lived in Minnesota for a winter or two like I have, you know the signs of a nasty cold—the kind of cold that is contagious and, naturally speaking, can take out a family for a couple weeks or more.

Now, picture the same scene, but this time, it’s a deadly disease being spread: leprosy. That’s essentially what happened in Matthew 8:1–4. A leper who had been quarantined away from the public was in the middle of a multitude trying to reach Jesus. His disease was highly contagious and deadly, a combination you certainly don’t want in a crowded street.

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