We’re well into our Real Jesus series now & I hope between the messages, our small group discussions, & even our own personal study at home that we are learning more about Jesus & following him more closely. This Sunday I’m going to talk about, “The Jesus Who Heals”, & as much as we love formulas & patterns, one of the things that has stood out to me as I’ve been preparing is that the healing ministry of Jesus is all over the map. He heals males & females, adults & children, Jews & Gentiles, people who are seemingly worthy & grateful, & others not so much. He heals those who display faith & believe, & others who doubt. He heals in crowds & in private. He heals many by touching people, many others just by his words & even with dirt/mud, & there were some who didn’t even get healed!
So if you’re looking for a formula, you might be disappointed with my sermon on Sunday. So I don’t always know how it works but I know Jesus healed 2000 years ago & I know he still does today (I’ve simply seen & experienced too much to believe otherwise). I concluded last week’s sermon with the many references of Jesus saying “come to me” & in my experience most of the people who don’t ever come, or call out, to him ever actually get healed by him.
I’m not making any guarantees but if you have an ailment or need a touch from the Lord, I want to encourage you to come to church this Sunday with some expectation that Jesus is going to meet you where you are as you “come to him”. If you know someone with an ailment or who needs a touch from the Lord, invite them, bring them, & let’s give the Lord a chance to do what he does best: heal & mend the broken (hearts & bodies).