01/10 Matthew 9:23
When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. 24 “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. 25 After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! 26 The report of this miracle swept through the entire countryside.
Jesus is the life giver-the creator. He is victorious over death. He knows the way we should go. He is the Healer and giver of new life. Spend time with Jesus. Claim Him. Believe in Him. Let Christ forgive you of your sin and give you the free gift of life. Believe and be healed.
01/09 Matthew 9:20-22
Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, 21 for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
It is our faith in Jesus that makes us whole, not our works. We do good works because He has saved. We care for others in Jesus name. He is Holy, He is Lord.
01/08 Matthew 9:18-19
As Jesus was saying this, the leader of a synagogue came and knelt before him. “My daughter has just died,” he said, “but you can bring her back to life again if you just come and lay your hand on her.” 19 So Jesus and his disciples got up and went with him.
The leader of the synagogue believed in Jesus. He was desperate to save His daughter’s life and Jesus went with him to see about his daughter. People count with Jesus and the leader of the synagogue knew it.
01/07 Matthew 9:16-17
“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. 17 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.”
Jesus brings us a new ethic. He says love your neighbor as yourself. Forgive your enemies. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and soul. We are just passing thru this world for this place is not our home. We live with the Lord in eternity from the very moment that we ask him into our heart. Jesus is Lord.
01/06 Matthew 9:14-15
One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, “Why don’t your disciples fast like we do and the Pharisees do?” 15 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Soon Jesus would die on the Cross. He knew the difficulty ahead for His disciples. He knew the pain and suffering they would go through as they shared their testimony of Jesus. Each one of the disciples, except Judas who betrayed Him would suffer the rest of their life as they proclaimed Jesus. Soon they would suffer but now they would spend time with Him so that Jesus can teach them how to live.
01/05 Matthew 9:11-13
But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum? ” 12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” 13 Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
Sin separates us from God. Before the foundation of the World the Father, Son and Holy Spirit had a plan for the redemption of mankind. You count. I count. He offers each one of us the opportunity to believe in Him and accept His free gift of eternal life and relationship. We now are members of His family. We belong to Him.
01/04 Matthew 9:10
Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners.
Jesus place great value on all people. We are made in the image of God and He loves his creation. He would that none be lost. He offers us the free gift of salvation. People count with Jesus.
01/03 Matthew 9:9
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.
He knew those he would call. He knew what His mission would be and He knew the pain and agony he would have to face for us and yet He willingly followed the Father totally.
01/02 Matthew 9:4-8
Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 6 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” 7 And the man jumped up and went home! 8 Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for sending a man with such great authority.
Only God can heal his creation. Only God can do those things that Jesus Christ did. Few believed him before he died on the Cross but today billions follow Him for He is Christ the Lord and He is the One we have come to believe in for our forgiveness of sin and salvation. Jesus is Lord.
01/01/20 Matthew 9:1-3
Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town.
2 Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.” 3 But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, “That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?”
Jesus declares He is God. He heals the sick and raises the dead. Soon he will die and pay the price for our sin. Jesus is God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit One. He said when you have seen me, you have seen the Father. The Father and I are one.