Matthew Chapter 8

Matthew 8

1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

14And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.

15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

23And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

27But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

24 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 8

  1. Here we see another picture of “Submission to Authority”
    4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

    Jesus being GOD although he had healed the leper sent him back to the priest to be confirmed. What a lesson we could learn to understand that even GOD will not break HIS own creative order to heal someone.

    In verses 5 – 13 we find the Centurions Leadership and Submission Jesus identifies with FAITH and HEALING.

    *Some people remain sick because they refuse to submit* 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    BE Church
    BE Submitted

  2. V.2 And a leper approached and bowed low before him, saying, ”Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” V.3 he stretched out his hand and touched him,” saying “I am willing. ” be cleaned!” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 1- a man with leprosy an “outcast ” to society 2-could you imagine the stares of all people as this “unclean” man approached Jesus 3-this man was desperate for his healing (new life) 4- as Jesus taught, the man’s FAITH was mixed with the Word 5- Jesus had compassion …6- Just like Jesus reached out with compassion, we (pofw) shall do the same!!!

    BE CHURCH

  3. This chapter tells us a lot of what was going on with Jesus and the miracles he was doing in verse 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

    Peters mother-in-law was sick and when she recieved her healing, she didn’t go telling everyone what happened instead, she began to “minister” in this case serve Jesus and the disciples.

  4. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

    9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    His word is all we need. Just speak the word Jesus and it shall be done. His word will not return void. This chapter should increase our faith. We serve a healing God! Be Church!

  5. 9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    This shows we are to follow and obey authority. The centurion recognized Jesus as being the Chief Authority, having power over all things. Having faith and obeying God, we will continue to receive his blessings.

  6. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    I often wondered why Jesus marvelled at the centurion until now. The scripture answers the question in vs.10. “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” This man wasn’t from Israel and yet he believed in Jesus. He was a roman,”the enemy.” This shows me that even our enemys need Jesus ,and as God Fearing, Holy Ghost Filled Christians we need to be sensitive even with our enemys. It just maybe you who God decides to use to reach that soul. To BE CHURCH we must Love ALL. That’s it.

  7. 14 Jesus went to the home of Peter, where he found that Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with fever. 15 He took her by the hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and served Jesus a meal.

    After she was healed she quickly began to serve and minister.
    Be a Servant and Minister!

  8. v 13 ” Go thy way; as thou hast believed,
    so be it done unto thee.
    “Believest thou this?”. ( Thank you Pastor
    for Sunday morning message.)

    GOD’s WORD WiLL HEAL US. In every area
    that needs healing.
    He sent His word, and healed them, and
    delivered them from their destructions.Ps.107:20
    When we read GOD’S WORD HIS Presence
    Is there. “And The Word Was GOD”
    WOW. You will find everything you need
    In HIS PRESENCE!!! Thank you, JESUS!!!

  9. v8 NIV “The Centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed.”
    Not one of use deserve the grace and mercy of God. Yet, through our obedience, He will bless us.

  10. vs 10 “When Jesus heard it, he marvelled…”

    One definition of marvelled is “To feel amazement”. That is the kind of faith I want to have. The kind that makes Jesus marvel.

  11. All of those that were healed in today’s chapter recognized they had a need and then came to Jesus for that need or someone interceded on their behalf and the need was met because the person with the need or interceding for the night, was of a right heart and spirit (under submission and authority). Lord help us to be submitted so that we can intercede for those in need that we meet on a daily basis and BE CHURCH to Fort Worth.

  12. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
    9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
    10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
    It is in the authority and the submission to authority. This man understood and Jesus Himself marveled at that.
    34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
    They did not understand who they had in their midst. They ran healing, deliverance, and salvation out of their city.

  13. What an awesome example of crazy faith! A type me faith that truly can move mountains. The centurion had no doubt that by just a word healing would take place. all we need is a word!

  14. As Jesus uses the centurion to illistrate submission, we should take note, that we might be good examples to the world around us…..

  15. V30-32 “30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

    31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

    32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”

    Jewish law proclaimed swine to be unclean animals. It goes to show it pays for us to keep our “house” clean and be a clean vessel that welcomes the holy, pure Spirit of God, not an unclean vessel that attracts unclean spirits. There’s no room for a Christian to be dabbling in sin; once you’ve wallowed in the mud, the filth sticks and marks you as unclean until you are washed clean again…

    Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

  16. Jesus told the crowd that many religious Jews who should be in the kingdom would be excluded because of their lack of faith. Entrenched in their religious traditions, they could not accept Christ and his new message. We must be careful not to become so set in our religious habits that we expect God to work only in specified ways. We do not need to limit God by our mind-set and lack of faith.

  17. v 3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    It doesn’t take long for the power of God to do a work. If we can hold on to our faith, God will do the rest.

  18. This chapter speaks of miracles, faith and reality. Jesus healed many of sickness, disease and demons. There was the centurion that had great faith, that of which we should all have. We can sometimes show our carnality by not having faith enough in the maker of the Heavens and earth to calm the storms both around us and in us. And we should not judge those to harshly that asked him to leave when he cast the demons into the pigs, because we all unfortunately have asked Jesus to leave at least one time in our lives. We simply must Be-Church and ask Jesus in! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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