The Messiah’s Authoritative Healing

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We live in a world where Jesus is increasingly seen as a good moral teacher, but nothing more. In fact, even as Christians, we can be guilty of functionally denying that Christ was anything more than a good moral teacher. This happens, in particular, when we dismiss His teachings as merely a good idea instead of authoritative revelation. Matthew 8:1-17 notes a few people who saw who Jesus really was, the God-Man, and who let that reality change their lives. A leper worshipped, a centurion submitted, and a woman served Him. These are the lives that reveal true faith in their worship of Jesus as God, much more than those who give mere verbal assent to Him but fail to become genuine disciples. One day, we may be surprised at who is seated at the marriage supper of the Lamb and who is absent, because we accept cultural Christianity without demanding real faith. May God in His mercy and grace give us eyes to see Jesus for who He really is and faith to trust Him, so that we might not be among those who are absent from His kingdom. – Pastor Rory Martin

Sunday at Liberty

  • BTH: Pastor Rory–Ecclesiology–Open vs Closed (Church Membership)
  • AM: Pastor Rory–Matthew 8:1-17–The Messiah’s Authoritative Healing (sermon notes)
  • PM: 3rd Quarter Members’ Meeting

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