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Summary: During this message we will discover the three episodes that took place as the leper journied towards the Lord.

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Text: Matthew 8:1-4

The Leper’s Journey Towards The Lord

Let’s examine the three episodes that took place the day The leper sought healing from the Lord.

The first episode that took place was…

A. The Leper’s Cry (vv. 1-2)

a. The leper could have spent his time

wastefully…

i. He could have been grumbling at God

about his sickness

ii. He could have been gripping at God

about his sickness

iii. He could have been groaning at God

about his sickness

b. The leper chose to spend his time

wisely…

i. He worshipped God during his sickness

ii. He cried out to God about his sickness

iii. He called out to God to heal his

sickness

c. The Lord’s people often times chose to

spend their time…

i. Complaining instead of praying

ii. Panicking instead of praising

d. While we are looking for our miracle let’s

learn from a leper…

i. Let’s be dependent on God to solve our

problems

ii. Let’s be determined that God will

answer our prayers

The second episode that took place was…

B. The Lord’s Compassion (v. 3)

a. We need a bold faith in the Lord…

i. The Lord didn’t turn the leper’s cry of

faith away

ii. The Lord responded to the leper’s cry

with compassion

b. We need to ask the Lord to build our faith…

i. I’m convinced that…

ii. If we would have faith in the Master

like we do in the medicine

iii. If we would have faith in the Master

like we do in medical science

iv. We would see the Master’s miraculous

hands move mighty in our lives

c. We need to ask the Lord to broaden our

faith…

i. The leper recognized the Lord could

heal him

ii. The Lord revealed to the leper he would

heal him

iii. The truth is…

1. God’s Word promises healing

2. God wants to heal you

3. God will heal you

d. If we will…

i. Trust in God’s promises

ii. Proclaim God’s promises

iii. Follow after God’s promises

iv. God will heal us

The third episode that took place was…

C. The Lord’s Cure

a. The Lord…

i. Immediately cleansed the leper

ii. Miraculously cured the leper

b. God may want to…

i. Suddenly heal you

ii. Supernaturally heal you

c. God may choose to…

i. Heal you gradually

ii. Heal you slowly

d. The question is…

i. Will your faith be sincere until God

heals you

ii. Will your faith be sharp until God

heals you

iii. Will your faith be solid until God

heals you

e. Those who have…

i. Shaky faith

ii. Shifty faith

iii. Will not receive the miracle God has

for their lives


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