FAITH THAT RECEIVES
Matt: 8: 1 1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Mark 1 : 40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Luke 5: 12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
This is a beautiful example of the saving grace of God that reaches to the uttermost, uppermost and gutter most.
1. HIS CONDITION MADE HIM WANT TO BE HEALED
Full of leprosy no argument.
Friendless -- no associates
Forsaken by society’s activities.
2. HE BELIEVED HE COULD BE HEALED
His faith caused him to listen to Jesus
His faith caused him to look to Jesus
His faith caused him to lift up his hope.
3. HE CAME TO CHRIST
He did not come to religionists.
He did not come in his own righteousness.
He came to the right one Christ Jesus.
4. THE SAVIOUR HAD COMPASSION
Jesus reached out in power.
Jesus reached out to purify.
Jesus reached out to pardon.
5. THE CLEANSING TOUCH
Ever thing he touched was made clean.
Ever thing he touched was made whole .
Missing parts restored ,diseased parts healed.
The cause removed.
6.CLAIM HIS PROMISES
You can hear him calling you.
You can be healed from the corruption of sin.
Freedom from the condemnation of sin.
7. COMMITMENT TO PRACTICES
Present yourself a living sacrifice.
Prepare yourself for service (by study).
You can Pray and have pardon now.