Summary: To show that CHRIST is our Great Healer.
Who's your Healer?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST is our Great Healer.
Matthew 4:24 (Amplified Bible)
So the report of Him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and He healed them.
CHRIST is our Great Healer.
Possessed and epileptics
A. Author: Matthew, also called Levi
B. Date written: 60 A.D.
C. Purpose: To show that JESUS of Nazareth was the Kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy
D. To whom written: Jews
E. Main theme: JESUS is GOD's Promised Anointed Messiah, the King of the jews
F. Keywords: fulfilled
G. Key verses:
Matthew 16:16-19 (Amplified Bible)
Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.
And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Syrians are coming to JESUS to be healed - Jews and Gentiles got healed during CHRIST's time here on earth
"So the report of Him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick,"
Luke 2:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
IN THOSE days it occurred that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole Roman empire should be registered.
This was the first enrollment, and it was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
Acts 15:23 (Amplified Bible)
With [them they sent] the following letter: The brethren, both the apostles and the elders, to the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greetings:
Acts 15:41 (Amplified Bible)
And he passed through Syria and Cilicia, establishing and strengthening the churches.
There are early CHRISTian churches who believed the LORD JESUS CHRIST in Syria. Nothing possible with GOD.
Matthew 12:21 (Amplified Bible)
And in and on His name will the Gentiles (the peoples outside of Israel) set their hopes.
Isaiah 42:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
BEHOLD MY Servant, Whom I uphold, My elect in Whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice and right and reveal truth to the nations.
He will not cry or shout aloud or cause His voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth.
He will not fail or become weak or be crushed and discouraged till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands and coastal regions shall wait hopefully for Him and expect His direction and law.