Matthew

Jesus heals a paralyzed man – then scribes accuse Jesus of blasphemy (Matthew 9:1 – 9:8)

After residents begged Jesus to leave their region, Jesus boarded a boat and re-crossed the sea back to his home town. Some men brought a paralyzed man, lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven.” At this,…
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Jesus drives demons from two men into herd of pigs (Matthew 8:28 – 8:34)

When Jesus arrived on the other side of the Sea of Galilee (he landed in the region of the Gadarenes), two demon-possessed men came from the tombs to meet him. The men were violent and no one could pass by them. The men shouted, “What do you want with us,…
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Jesus demonstrates his authority over nature by calming a furious storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23 – 8:27)

To escape the crowd and cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus and his disciples boarded a boat. As they travelled across the lake, a furious storm erupted. The wind was so great, waves swept over the boat. Jesus however, calmly slept through the squall. The…
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The cost of following Jesus (let the dead bury their own) – Matthew 8:18 – 8:22

Jesus saw the crowds surrounding him had grown large so he gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. A teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have…
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Fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, Jesus heals multitudes of people (Matthew 8:14 – 8:17)

Jesus went into Peter’s house and saw his mother-in-law laying on a bed with fever. Jesus touched her hand and the fever left her. She got up from the bed and began waiting on Jesus. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Jesus and he drove out…
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Cast the shadow of burden behind you! All things are entrusted to Jesus.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28 Weariness derives from burden and weakens the fortitude God grants Christians.  Before you can obey God's commands and walk with Jesus, you must cast burdens behind you.  Fortunately, this is not difficult.…
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Worrying doesn’t empty yourself of pain, it empties you of strength!

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33 Jesus told his followers to stop worrying – God will provide for our needs.  Worrying does not solve problems nor make us feel better about the future.  It does…
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The faith of a centurion amazes Jesus (Matthew 8:5 – 8:13)

When Jesus was at Capernaum, a centurion came to him asking for help. He said, “Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you under my roof. But just say…
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Express Jesus’ message of love, honesty, and compassion in your own life!

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. - Matthew 28:19 Jesus' final instructions to the disciples was to go into all nations and…
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