Matthew Lesson 10 Day 4

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Matthew Lesson 10 Day 4

Matthew 9:18-26

9)  Two miracles

While Jesus spoke to John’s disciples, a ruler came boldly to Jesus with an urgent request.

First, he worshiped Jesus then explained that His daughter just died. He plainly asked Jesus to come and lay his hands on her so she will live.

While Jesus and his disciples followed the man, a woman with a blood flow for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of his robe.

Her affliction

  • Subject to bleeding for twelve years
  • Doctors were unable to help her
  • The doctors caused additional suffering.
  • Her condition grew worse.
  • The condition rendered her “unclean” under the terms of the law.
  • If she was married, the law said she couldn’t sleep with her husband.
  • She believed that even touching Jesus’ clothes would heal her.
  • The woman pressed in close enough to do just that and immediately realized she was healed.
  • Despite the crowds pressing against Him, Jesus was aware someone had just claimed her healing.
  • When Jesus asked, “Who touched me?” the woman confessed.
  • Jesus commended her for her faith. He said, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Jesus didn’t have to do or say anything. Her own faith in Jesus’ ability to heal, brought healing when she reached out and touched Him.

Both the ruler and the woman had great faith in Jesus.

The ruler came boldly and the woman was too ashamed to speak to Jesus directly. She broke the law by touching Jesus’ robe since she was unclean.

In Matthew’s account, Jairus says that his little girl has just died.

In Mark’s account, she is still alive but dying.

Certainly, Jairus is desperate, but he shows humility by falling at Jesus’ feet. His words also reveal great faith. He fully believes Jesus can save her from death. It doesn’t seem he would exhibit such faith if he considered Jesus a last-ditch effort.

Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just believe.”

10)

Such a powerful story! So many people are in the same position of suffering from a condition for many years with no relief or help from physicians. In fact, procedures, surgeries, chemo, financial burden, being abandoned by friends, etc. often create even greater suffering. Having witnessed the misery and depression this brings, I’m touched by her desperation and faith. Jesus was her only hope. That day changed her life!

11) Compassionate

Impartial toward race, gender, occupation, social status, type of disease or affliction, citizenship, etc.

Unlike the Pharisees

Humble

Willing to healing

Authority over everything (Matthew 28:18)—sickness, disease, deformities, blindness, deafness, demons, mental illness, death

12) Family members with physical and spiritual needs

 


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