KINGDOM101: Matthew 8

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In this teaching, launching from Matt 8:1, Henson provides a broad overview of how Matthew has organised his material. This big picture brings clarity and continuity as we move forward from the Sermon on the Mount to the next chapters. As Jesus moved from mountain to the multitudes, we are likewise challenged to do the same.

Matt 8:2-4 records the first miracle account as Jesus moved from mountain to multitudes. At a glance, we see a physical healing but there is more to this than meets the eye. Henson brings an understanding of clean and unclean, both in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, before drawing lessons from the leper’s approach and Jesus’ response.

Matt 8:5-13 is often used to encourage one to have faith to be healed. The centurion was, after all, commended by Jesus for having great faith. But what does this have to do with entry into the kingdom of God? Sadly, this point, Matthew’s main intent, is usually overlooked. Henson shares four key points from this familiar passage, and challenges with a fifth, reminding all that great faith is for great faithfulness. That is what truly matters in the kingdom of God.

Through Matt 8:14-17, this teaching uncovers Matthew’s key intention for the recording of miracles. Although impressive and sought after, miracles are but signs that point to the main issue – Jesus, the Messiah who came as our Substitute. Henson uses this opportunity to address four frequently asked questions about healing. And then challenges all to consider: As we have been ministered to by the Messiah, like Peter’s mother-in-law, we must also arise to serve Jesus through our kingdom assignments.

Is being a Christian just about going to heaven? What does it mean to follow Jesus? Have you read the fine print? Listen to the King as He explains His expectations in Matt 8:18-22. For sure, Jesus desires all to follow Him. Even so, He defines what it means to follow Him. That said, He demands and deserves all of those who follow Him.

There are so many lessons that can be derived from Matt 8:23-27 … discipleship, storms, peace, fear and faith. This teaching will consider these points, but we must not miss Matthew’s main intent. More than Jesus bailing us out of the storms of life, it is always about Jesus, the Messiah and King. Regardless the uncertainties and challenges that may come our way, He invites all to follow Him to the other side. All aboard!

Matthew 8:28-34 is the first detailed account of demons being cast out. From this encounter between Jesus and the demonised men, we can learn quite a lot from what demons know. Henson draws 9 points from this passage to remind believers that the spiritual realm is very real, that the battle rages on between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.

#61 Matt 8:1 Mountain to Multitudes

In this teaching, launching from Matt 8:1, Henson provides a broad overview of how Matthew has organised his material. This big picture brings clarity and continuity as we move forward from the Sermon on the Mount to the next chapters. As Jesus moved from mountain to the multitudes, we are likewise challenged to do the same.

#62 Matt 8:2-4 Make Me Clean

Matt 8:2-4 records the first miracle account as Jesus moved from mountain to multitudes. At a glance, we see a physical healing but there is more to this than meets the eye. Henson brings an understanding of clean and unclean, both in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, before drawing lessons from the leper’s approach and Jesus’ response.

#63 Matt 8:5-13 The Day Messiah Marvelled

Matt 8:5-13 is often used to encourage one to have faith to be healed. The centurion was, after all, commended by Jesus for having great faith. But what does this have to do with entry into the kingdom of God? Sadly, this point, Matthew’s main intent, is usually overlooked. Henson shares four key points from this familiar passage, and challenges with a fifth, reminding all that great faith is for great faithfulness. That is what truly matters in the kingdom of God.

#64 Matt 8:14-17 Super-Sub

Through Matt 8:14-17, this teaching uncovers Matthew’s key intention for the recording of miracles. Although impressive and sought after, miracles are but signs that point to the main issue – Jesus, the Messiah who came as our Substitute. Henson uses this opportunity to address four frequently asked questions about healing. And then challenges all to consider: As we have been ministered to by the Messiah, like Peter’s mother-in-law, we must also arise to serve Jesus through our kingdom assignments.

#65 Matt 8:18-22 Read the Fine Print

Is being a Christian just about going to heaven? What does it mean to follow Jesus? Have you read the fine print? Listen to the King as He explains His expectations in Matt 8:18-22. For sure, Jesus desires all to follow Him. Even so, He defines what it means to follow Him. That said, He demands and deserves all of those who follow Him.

#66 Matt 8:23-27 All Aboard!

There are so many lessons that can be derived from Matt 8:23-27 … discipleship, storms, peace, fear and faith. This teaching will consider these points, but we must not miss Matthew’s main intent. More than Jesus bailing us out of the storms of life, it is always about Jesus, the Messiah and King. Regardless the uncertainties and challenges that may come our way, He invites all to follow Him to the other side. All aboard!

#67 Matt 8:28-34 What Demons Know

Matthew 8:28-34 is the first detailed account of demons being cast out. From this encounter between Jesus and the demonised men, we can learn quite a lot from what demons know. Henson draws 9 points from this passage to remind believers that the spiritual realm is very real, that the battle rages on between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.

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