Matthew 8

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Matthew 8 has Jesus really coming alive in His ministry of healing.  First He deals with a man with leprocy, followed by a Centurion who had a servant who was on his deathbed some ways away.  Both of these people show how they received the healing power of Jesus.  They ask, with faith, and believe:

  • Lord, if you will, you can make me clean
  • Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but  only say the word, and my servant will be healed”

Both men recognize that Jesus is Lord, has the power, and believe He will heal them or their servant.  Faith is the trigger.  In the centurion’s case, the healing happens exactly at the moment of faith.  “Let it be done for you as you have believedAnd the servant was healed at that very moment”.

Jesus continues healing those…

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