Jesus Touching the Untouchable

October 29, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Lepers were the untouchables of ancient Israel. Common belief held that the condition was rooted in sin and contaminated all that came in contact with the sinner. This was a disease that required more than healing. It required a cleansing that only God could provide. In today’s text Jesus touches a leper and there is cleansing.

The Need for New Understanding

November 12, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Throughout His ministry Jesus pushed people to reconsider the teaching of Scripture. His contention was that they had missed the vital, core truth it contains regarding who God is and how we are to relate to Him. As a result, the people needed a new understanding of God and His interaction with the world to contain the scriptural truth Jesus had come to proclaim.

"Jesus Came for Sinners"

November 12, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Jesus interacts with a prominent sinner, and even chooses to dine with him and his friends. The religious leaders of the day feel this is not what Jesus should be doing. In response, Jesus explains that He has come for people just like this.

Jesus Has Authority to Forgive Sin

November 5, 2017 • Ashley Brown

God alone has the authority to forgive sins, and yet Jesus claimed to have this authority for Himself. As evidence of His authority and God’s confirmation of it, Jesus performed a miraculous healing. In front of a pressing crowd Jesus commanded a paralyzed man to get up and walk – and, immediately, he did.