Matthew 8:1-13 October 21, 2008

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper

 1When he came down from the mountain,(A) great crowds followed him. 2(B) And behold, a leper[a] came to him and(C) knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”3And Jesus[b] stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said to him, (D) “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go,(E) show yourself to the priest and(F) offer the gift that Moses commanded,(G) for a proof to them.” 5(H) When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6“Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but(I) only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant,[c] ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10When Jesus heard this,(J) he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with(K) no one in Israel[d] have I found such faith. 11I tell you,(L) many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12(M) while the sons of the kingdom(N) will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place(O) there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you(P) as you have believed.”(Q) And the servant was healed at that very moment.

-The centurion and the lepor both came to Jesus by faith.

     *”Lord if you will, you can make me clean.”-Leper

He believes that Jesus is all-powerful and He can heal him. I need to speak to God with such boldness. I need to come to Him in faith that He can do it and that if He doesn’t, it’s God’s goodness to me for that.


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