KINGDOM101: Matthew 9

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Matthew 9:1-8 records another healing miracle. Yet, again, there is more to it than meets the eye. Drawing from the facts of this account, Henson shares perspectives about faith: 7 faith facts that will encourage all in our faith journeys as we love and serve the Messiah and His kingdom.

Matthew 9:9-13 is about the miracle of Matthew, and the mercy of the Messiah. It is all too easy to view the Pharisees with disdain, yet miss the ‘pharisee’ in ourselves. This passage challenges us to consider what the kingdom of God is really about, to go back to basics, to go and learn what it truly means to be kingdom-minded believer of Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 9:14-17, Jesus responds to a Complaint with a Counter-question. After stating the Condition, He issues a Caution. And we would do well to heed the words of Jesus that we do not mix the new with the old. Clearly, the question is not if Christians should fast, but how Christians are to fast. But more than just another nice teaching about fasting, there must be Conviction before any would even consider fasting forward, looking to the Bridegroom’s return.

Matthew 9:18-26 records two miracles, demonstrating Jesus’ authority over death and disease. Without doubt, the raising of the 12 year old girl was a powerful event! Yet, somehow, it is the woman with the issue of blood that steals the scene. Juxtaposed against Jairus, she enables us to better examine and appreciate the details surrounding both stories in this scene. Through it all, Jesus remains centrestage and receives all the glory!

The miracles in Matthew 9:27-34 conclude two chapters of kingdom demonstration and training. Henson provides a broad overview of key themes before presenting the focus of this final group of miracles. Physical conditions reveal spiritual realities. The challenge is for those who consider themselves spiritually alive to check that they do not remain blind or mute, but are seeing, hearing, understanding, speaking and proclaiming the kingdom of God.

Following Jesus’ declaration and teaching, His demonstration and training, Matthew 9:35-38 provides the transition to the king’s delegation and tasking. Simply, there are works ahead and workers are needed. Sadly, the numbers remain few. The solution? Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out, to drive out, to push out, to thrust out workers.

#68 Matt 9:1-8 Faith Facts

Matthew 9:1-8 records another healing miracle. Yet, again, there is more to it than meets the eye. Drawing from the facts of this account, Henson shares perspectives about faith: 7 faith facts that will encourage all in our faith journeys as we love and serve the Messiah and His kingdom.

#69 Matt 9:9-13 Go & Learn

Matthew 9:9-13 is about the miracle of Matthew, and the mercy of the Messiah. It is all too easy to view the Pharisees with disdain, yet miss the ‘pharisee’ in ourselves. This passage challenges us to consider what the kingdom of God is really about, to go back to basics, to go and learn what it truly means to be kingdom-minded believer of Jesus Christ.

#70 Matt 9:14-17 Fast Forward

In Matthew 9:14-17, Jesus responds to a Complaint with a Counter-question. After stating the Condition, He issues a Caution. And we would do well to heed the words of Jesus that we do not mix the new with the old. Clearly, the question is not if Christians should fast, but how Christians are to fast. But more than just another nice teaching about fasting, there must be Conviction before any would even consider fasting forward, looking to the Bridegroom’s return.

#71 Matt 9:18-26 Scene Stealer

Matthew 9:18-26 records two miracles, demonstrating Jesus’ authority over death and disease. Without doubt, the raising of the 12 year old girl was a powerful event! Yet, somehow, it is the woman with the issue of blood that steals the scene. Juxtaposed against Jairus, she enables us to better examine and appreciate the details surrounding both stories in this scene. Through it all, Jesus remains centrestage and receives all the glory!

#72 Matt 9:27-34 When You Are Alive

The miracles in Matthew 9:27-34 conclude two chapters of kingdom demonstration and training. Henson provides a broad overview of key themes before presenting the focus of this final group of miracles. Physical conditions reveal spiritual realities. The challenge is for those who consider themselves spiritually alive to check that they do not remain blind or mute, but are seeing, hearing, understanding, speaking and proclaiming the kingdom of God.

#73 Matt 9:35-38 Works Ahead

Following Jesus’ declaration and teaching, His demonstration and training, Matthew 9:35-38 provides the transition to the king’s delegation and tasking. Simply, there are works ahead and workers are needed. Sadly, the numbers remain few. The solution? Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out, to drive out, to push out, to thrust out workers.

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