MATTHEW 8

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Matthew 8:1-13

LEARNING FROM JESUS

 

JESUS HEALED A LEPER - Vss. 1-4

The leper believed that Jesus could heal him of Jesus was willing.

Jesus was willing.

The man was healed.

 

JESUS HEARD A LEADER - Vss. 5-9

A centurion (captain over a hundred soldiers) requested that Jesus would heal his servant.

The centurion did not consider himself worthy for Jesus to enter his home.

But the centurion had confidence that because Jesus was a man of authority, all He had to do was "speak the word" and his servant would be healed.

 

JESUS HAD A LESSON - Vss. 10-13

Jesus marvelled at this man's faith.

He contrasted it with the lack of faith that he found in Israel (The centurion was probably a gentile.).

The servant was healed based on the Centurion's faith.

 

 

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Matthew 8:1-15

HELPED BY THE SAVIOR

 

There are many people who have been helped by the Lord Jesus (Give your own examples.)

Three such helped people are described in our text.

 

THE LEPER WAS HELPED BY THE SAVIOR WHO WAS WILLING - Vss. 1-4

We would come to Him more for help if we only realized how willing to help Jesus is!

 

THE CENTURION WAS HELPED BY THE SAVIOR WHO MARVELLED - Vss. 5-13

The centurion expressed great faith. He realized that Jesus didn't even have to come to his house.

All Jesus had to do was "speak the word" and his servant would receive healing.

Jesus marvelled at this man's faith.

Our faith in this faithless generation should be such that Jesus would be equally pleased with our faith.

 

PETER'S MOTHER IN-LAW WAS HELPED BY A SAVIOR WHO WAS SERVED - Vss. 4-15

Jesus healed the lady. She served Him. You and I have been healed if we are saved. We should show our appreciation by serving Him in return. Galatians 2:20, 1 John 4:19

 

 

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HEALED!

 

THE LEPER EXPERIENCED THE POTENTIAL OF JESUS’ HEALING – Vss. 1-4

“Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean…I will; be thou clean.”

 

THE CENTURION EXPERIENCED THE POWER OF JESUS’ HEALING – Vss. 5-13

 

PETER’S MOTHER IN-LAW EXPERIENCED THE PRESENCE OF JESUS’ HEALING  - Vss. 14-15

 

THE CROWD EXPERIENCED THE PURITY OF JESUS’ HEALING – Vss. 16-17

 

 

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Matthew 8:5-13

A GREAT MIRACLE

 

DESPERATION OF THE CENTURION - Vss. 5-6

 

DECISION BY JESUS - Vs. 7

 

DEPENDENCE IN HUMILITY - Vss. 8-9

 

DECLARATIONS BY JESUS - Vss. 10-13

OF Approval - Vs. 10

OF Disapproval - Vss. 11-12

OF Healing - Vs. 13

 

 

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Matthew 8:5-13

WHAT A MAN!

 

A HURTING MAN – Vss. 5-7

A HUMBLE MAN – Vs. 8

A HOPEFUL MAN – Vss. 8-9

AN HONORED MAN – Vss. 10-13  

 

 

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Matthew 8:5-13

THE RIGHT KIND OF FAITH

 

The Centurion in this story shows us the kind of faith we should have.

It is a faith that:

 

REQUESTS THE POWER OF GOD Vss. 5-7

 

RESTS IN THE POWER OF GOD Vss. 8-12

 

RECEIVES THE POWER OF GOD Vs. 13

 

 

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Matthew 8:18-34

STATEMENTS

 

There were several statements made to and about Jesus in these passages.

 

STATEMENT OF FICTION - Vss. 18-20

"Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest." - Vs. 19

 

STATEMENT OF PRIORITY - Vss. 21-22

"...me first..." - Vs. 21

 

STATEMENT OF PANIC - Vss. 23-27

"Lord, save us, we perish." - Vs. 25

 

STATEMENT OF SURPRISE - Vs. 27

"What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"

 

STATEMENT OF SEPARATION - Vss. 28-34

"What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?" - Vs. 29

 

 

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Matthew 8:23-27

MASTER OF THE STORM

 

No Christian escapes the storms of life (James 1:2-4, Romans 5:3-5).

It is best to remember that we have a personal faith relationship with the one who is in control of all stormy weather.

 

THE CHALLENGE OF A GREAT PROBLEM - Vss. 23-24

 

THE CONFUSION CAUSED BY PANIC - Vs. 25

 

THE CORRECTION CONCERNING FAITH - Vs. 26a

 

THE CALM THAT JESUS GIVES - Vss. 26b-27

 

 

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Matthew 8:23-27

FACING STORMS

 

We all face the storms of life. We all have problems to weather through.

Here are some practical tips on how to face them.

 

1. FOLLOW THE LORD JESUS - Vs. 23 - MY COURSE

2. EXPECT STORMS - Vs. 24 - MY CAUTION

3. DON'T PANIC, TRUST - Vss. 25-26a - MY CONFIDENCE

4. EXPERIENCE JESUS' PEACE - Vs. 26b - MY CALM

 

 

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Matthew 8:23-27

DISCIPLES IN DANGER

 

WISE DISCIPLES - Vs. 23

The wisest thing any disciple can do is follow Him wherever He leads. Luke 14:26-27, John 12:26

 

WAVERING DISCIPLES - Vss. 24-25

When storms come we tend to waver in our faith.  We tend to panic

 

WONDERING DISCIPLES - Vss. 26-27

Jesus calmed the storm and the sea.  He rebuked them for their faith. They couldn't help but wonder at his awesome power.

 

 

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Matthew 8:28-34

CONFRONTATION!

 

There were often confrontations between Jesus and the representatives of Satan.  Sometimes Satan's representatives were real people like the scribes and Pharisees. Other times Satan's representatives were people possessed by demons, such as the case in this story.

 

THE DESPERATION OF SINNERS - Vs. 28

These men were under Satan's control and in desperate straits.  Any person without Christ is in desperate straits as well. Ephesians 2:1-3

 

THE DESIRE OF DEMONS - Vss. 29-31

It's ironic, the tormentors did not want to be tormented. They can dish it out, but don't want to take it.  Their desire was also that they would be sent into a herd of swine.

 

THE DOMINATION BY JESUS - Vs. 32

At the word of Jesus the demons departed into the swine.

At the word of Jesus the demoniacs became sane.

Such is the authority and power of our Lord.

 

THE DECISION OF A CITY - Vss. 33-34

Instead of embracing Jesus, they asked him to leave.

How many people today have made the same tragic decision?

 

 

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