HCC Sunday Service

Text: Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
Let’s turn together,
in our Bibles,
to Matthew
chapter 8.
& we’re gonna read
verses 5-13.
Matthew 8:5-13.
& when you find that,
in your Bible
pls stand,
for the reading
of God’s Word.
The title of
today’s teaching is:
A Firm Faith in Jesus.
In Matthew 8:5-13,
the Scriptures say:
Matthew 8:5–13 (WEB)
5 When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him for help,
6 saying, “Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”
7 Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered, “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel.
11 I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,
12 but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.
You may be seated.
What kind of faith,
do we need,
to be saved?
Saved frm Satan
& Sin;
Saved frm demons
& death?
Matthew answers
those questions
in today’s passage.
Here we learn
abt a non-Jewish centurion,
who became a model,
to all of Israel,
& to all of us,
of what a
Firm Faith in Jesus
looks like.
In today’s passage,
we’ll learn
5 truths abt
Firm Faith in Jesus
& how those truth
apply to us.
Let’s pray.
Most gracious God
we ask You
to open our eyes
to the truth
& gives us grace
to practice the truth.
In Jesus name.
[Transition: The 1st truth
we learn abt
a firm faith in Jesus is...]

1. A firm faith recognizes the LORDSHIP of Jesus. (8:5-6)

The 1st thing,
we need to notice,
in Matthew 8:5 is
the person
who approaches Jesus.
Matthew says:
Matthew 8:5 (WEB)
5 When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him for help...
Matthew says
a centurion,
came to Jesus,
and asks Jesus,
to help him.
& this is very significant,
bcs of who,
centurions were.
At this time
the Jews
were in subjection,
to the Romans.
& centurions
were commanders,
in the Roman army.
These guys were,
the real deal,
as far as,
military men go.
They were known,
for being intelligent,
& self-sacrificing.
They worked
their way up,
to the rank of centurion,
by showing
superior fighting skills,
& bravery in battle.
& their powerful presence,
was a constant reminder,
to the Jewish ppl,
that they were subjects,
of the Roman Empire.
This powerful
Roman commander:
comes to Jesus,
a Jewish man,
a subject,
of the Roman Empire;
This symbol of Roman authority,
comes to Jesus
& earnestly appeals to Jesus,
for help.
& in Matthew 8:6,
Matthew tells us,
what the centurion needed:
He says:
Matthew 8:6 (WEB)
6 “Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”
In Luke 7:2
Luke tells us
the centurion’s servant
was very dear to him
and adds that the servant
Luke 7:2 (WEB)
2 ...was sick and at the point of death.
This symbol of Roman power
& authority
realizes he is powerless
over the sickness
that had his
dearly loved servant
at deaths door.
So, he came to Jesus,
& appealed to Jesus,
to heal his servant.
But why wld he,
come to Jesus?
Luke tells us
in Luke 7:3.
Luke says...
Luke 7:3 (WEB)
3 When he heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.
The centurion
had heard
the news
that was spreading,
abt Jesus.
He’d heard,
as Matthew says,
in Matthew 4:24:
that ppl brought,
all their sick to Jesus,
Matthew 4:24 (WEB)
24 ...all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them.
The centurion heard,
that Jesus,
was healing
all who were sick—
even paralytics.
& his highly
valued servant,
was sick
& paralyzed.
So, he came to Jesus,
& pleaded w/ Jesus,
to heal his servant,
as Jesus
had healed
so many others.
He’d heard enough
abt Jesus,
to recognize
something special,
abt Jesus.
Something that gave him,
a faith,
that Jesus
was the Lord.
The centurion’s words & actions,
show us he knew,
he was in the presence,
of someone greater,
than himself.
He had enough
knowledge abt
who Jesus was
to call Jesus Lord.
So, the centurion’s faith
led Him to recognize
the Lordship
of Jesus;
which caused him
to come to Jesus
for help
& to embrace
a 2nd truth abt Jesus.
[Transition: & thats
the 2nd truth
we learn abt
the a firm faith
in Jesus…]

2. A firm faith recognizes the AUTHORITY of Jesus. (8:7-9)

Notice Jesus’
immediate response,
to the faith of the centurion,
in Matthew 8:7
Jesus says:
Matthew 8:7 (WEB)
7I will come and heal him.”
Jesus responds to those
who humbly come to Him
in faith
& seek Him
for healing.
But notice in Matthew 8:8,
What the centurion says
in response to Jesus’
offer to come & heal
his servant.
He says:
Matthew 8:8 (WEB)
8 “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
This humble statement
shows us so much
abt this centurion.
Though he was
a commander,
of the Roman army.
& though
frm a human perspective,
he had authority
over the Jews;
& therefore
he had authority
over Jesus
The centurion recognized,
he was in the position,
of an unworthy servant,
in the presence,
of the Lord Jesus.
He recognized
that Jesus had
a higher authority
& a greater pwr.
But there’s also,
another reason,
the centurion said,
he was not worthy,
for Jesus to come under,
his roof.
It’s bcs,
in the days of Jesus,
it was against Jewish law
for Jews to go into
the homes of
non-Jewish ppl.
Their houses,
were considered unclean.
Jews cld have
contact w/ Gentiles
in public.
& non-Jews
were also welcome,
in the
Jewish synagogues.
In fact
in Luke 7:4-5
Luke tells us
this abt
the centurion
in today’s story.
He says
when the Jewish elders
Luke 7:4–5 (WEB)
4 ...came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for you to do this for him,
5 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.”
The centurion was
what the Jews wld call
a God-fearer.
These were non-Jews
who participated
in Jewish
religious life.
They loved
the Jewish religion
lived righteous lives
but wld not become
full-fledged Jews
bcs they did not
want to submit to
the cruelest cut
of all.
They refused
to be circumcised.
So although
the centurion
was a God-fearer
who had built
the Jewish synagogue
in Capernaum
it was still against
Jewish law
for Jesus to
go into his home
bcs his home
was considered unclean.
But when Jesus,
immediately responded,
to this Non-Jewish
centurion’s request,
w/ the words:
I will come
& heal him,”
Jesus was showing,
what He later made abundantly clear to Peter
in Acts 10:28.
Talking to
another Gentile centurion
& God-fearer
named Cornelius
and his household
Peter says this:
Acts 10:28 (WEB)
28 “You yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Jew to join himself or come to one of another nation, but God has shown me that I shouldn’t call any man unholy or unclean.”
Bfr the scene
in Cornelius’s house
Jesus was showing,
that no man or woman,
who’s seeking after God—
whether Jew or non-Jew—
no one shld be regarded,
as unholy or unclean.
Jesus came to break dwn,
that middle wall,
that separated
Jew frm Gentile.
He ultimately did that,
thru His cross
& resurrection
where He created
one new humanity
in Himself.
But as we see,
in the story of the centurion,
Jesus began to break dwn,
that wall,
even bfr the cross.
& we see this theme,
over & over,
in Matthew’s gospel.
Although Jesus was,
initially sent only,
to the lost sheep,
of the house of Israel;
Jesus was willing & able,
to come & heal;
to come & save,
all who came
to Him in faith.
& here’s a word,
we all need to hear,
frm the Lord Jesus today:
Jesus is still speaking,
those words.
To all who are willing.
To all who will come,
to Jesus in faith,
Jesus still says:
“I will come
& heal you.”
“I will come
“& save you
“frm demons &
“frm death.”
“I will come
“& save you,
“frm Satan & sin.”
Jesus is willing,
to come to us.
If we’re willing
to come to Him,
in faith
& seek Him
for healing.
Matthew goes on,
to show us,
something very important,
abt the centurion’s faith.
His faith was not,
a blind faith.
His faith was reasonable.
It was his reasoning,
that led him,
to faith in Jesus.
The centurion’s reasoning,
went something
like this:
The centurion
had authority
over those who were
under his command.
The ppl under
his command,
did whatever
the centurion,
told them to do.
& they obeyed
his command
even if the centurion
spoke that command
frm a distance.
If he said “Go.”
They wld go.
If he said,
They wld come.
If he commanded his servants
to do something,
they did it.
So, the centurion reasoned:
If he had
that kind of authority;
then surely
this man
who had proven
He had authority frm God—
Surely, Jesus
had authority over the life,
of his servant.
Surely his servant
wld be healed,
at the command,
of the Sovereign Lord,
who had authority
over everything.
So, in Matthew 8:8:
The centurion
says to Jesus...
Matthew 8:8 (WEB)
8Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.’
The centurion had faith
That Jesus had authority
“To simply speak,
& his servant
wld be healed.”
“Just say the word,
“& my servant
will be healed.”
The centurion had faith,
in the incredible authority,
of the Lord Jesus.
& what abt us?
Do we have this kind of faith,
in the authority,
of the Lord Jesus?
Do we understand,
that one simple word,
frm His mouth,
is all it takes,
to heal any,
& every sickness?
Any & every disease?
the sickness
& disease of sin?
Do we understand
the tremendous authority
Jesus has
over everything?
& are we willing,
to pray to the Lord,
like the
centurion did?
just say the word
& I will be healed.”
just say the word,
& my son or daughter,
will be healed.”
just say the word;
& whatever pwr
whatever addiction
whatever sin
has paralyzed me
will be healed.”
That’s the kind of faith,
the centurion had.
He had a firm faith,
in the Lordship
& the authority
of Jesus.
[Transition: & in
Matthew 8:10,
Matthew tells us,
the result of this faith.
& that’s the 3rd truth
we learn abt
A Firm Faith In Jesus...]

3. A firm faith is REWARDED by Jesus. (8:10, 13)

Notice Jesus’ response,
to the centurion,
in Matthew 8:10
Matthew 8:10 (WEB)
10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel.”
The words of this
non-Jewish centurion
caused Jesus to marvel.
The word “marveled,”
comes frm a Greek word,
that means:
“to wonder;
“to be astonished;
“to be amazed.”
& that word,
is normally used
in the gospels,
in connection w/ ppl marveling,
at some supernatural thing,
Jesus is doing.
But here,
Matthew says,
the Lord Jesus marveled!
& what made Jesus marvel?
He marveled,
at the firm faith,
of the centurion.
& what’s even more
astonishing is:
Jesus said
He’d not found,
such great faith
w/ anyone,
in Israel.
Jesus says:
The ppl who
had the Scriptures;
The ppl who had
the temple;
The ppl who were
supposed to be,
the representatives of God,
on this earth;
none of them had,
the kind of firm faith,
this Gentile centurion had.
So, what is it:
That makes the centurion’s faith,
so great?
What kind of faith,
makes the Lord Jesus marvel?
It’s a faith,
that’s so confident in the Lord,
so confident that Jesus,
has the power of God,
that it trusts that Jesus,
cld heal his slave frm a distance,
by simply speaking a word.
It’s the kind of faith,
that recognizes
who Jesus is;
& trusts w/o question,
in His awesome power.
Now we need,
to understand,
that this firm faith,
is a faith in Jesus.
This is not,
faith in our faith;
or faith in some-thing,
or some other nonsense,
that TV preacher’s,
come up w/.
The centurion had faith,
in Someone.
The One,
whom He recognized,
as the Lord.
& bcs the centurion,
had faith that Jesus,
was the Lord,
He had faith,
that Jesus had power,
over everything.
That meant Jesus,
had power over,
whatever the sickness was,
that had sent his slave,
to the door of death.
& notice in verse 13,
how Jesus rewarded,
the centurion’s firm faith.
Matthew 8:13 (WEB)
13 Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.
There’s always,
a great reward,
for those who have,
a firm faith in JESUS.
Jesus rewarded,
this man’s faith,
w/ the answer,
he was looking for.
Jesus said:
“Go ahead & go home.
“Bcs of your faith in me,
“Your request is granted.”
& Matthew goes on to say:
Matthew 8:13 (WEB)
13 His servant was healed in that hour.
Just 10 verses earlier,
Jesus immediately healed,
a leper,
w/ the words:
“Be made clean.”
Now, Jesus speaks again,
& the centurion’s servant,
was healed immediately.
& this showed the centurion,
& it shows us,
that the centurion,
was right
to have a firm faith,
in the Lordship of Jesus.
He was right,
to have a firm faith,
in the power of Jesus.
Bcs this faith
that made Jesus marvel,
caused Jesus
to reward that faith,
by healing
the centurion’s servant.
Now, there are only:
Two times in the Bible,
where Jesus marveled,
at something.
We just saw one of them.
& we read abt,
the 2nd time
Jesus marveled,
in Mark 6:4-6.
Jesus said to the ppl,
of His hometown.
Mark 6:4–6 (WEB)
4 “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
5 He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 He marveled because of their unbelief.
Mark says
Jesus marveled,
at their unbelief.
& this is the same
Greek word,
in Matthew 8:10.
So, just like
Jesus was amazed,
at the non-Jewish centurion’s,
firm faith.
Jesus was also amazed,
at the unfounded unbelief,
of the Jewish ppl,
in his hometown of Nazareth.
Both the centurion,
& the ppl in Jesus’ hometown,
had the same information,
abt Jesus.
They had every reason,
to blv in the Lordship,
& the power of Jesus.
They had also heard abt,
the miracles Jesus performed,
the sicknesses Jesus cured,
the demons
Jesus had driven out.
Just like the centurion,
the ppl in Jesus’ hometown,
recognized something special,
abt Jesus.
We know this
bcs in Mark 6:2,
Mark tells us
they were asking
this abt Jesus:
Mark 6:2 (WEB)
2 “Where did this man get these things?” and, “What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?
His hometown had,
the same information
abt Jesus,
the centurion had;
& they recognized
he had extraordinary pwr.
But unlike the centurion,
they did not allow,
the information
they had abt Jesus,
to motivate them,
to a firm faith in Jesus.
they were offended,
by Jesus.
They rejected Jesus.
& Jesus marveled
at their unbelief.
So, those are,
the two types of ppl,
who make
the Lord Jesus marvel.
Those who have,
a firm faith;
& those who have,
an unfounded unbelief.
& we’ve all got
a choice to make.
Which one
of those types of ppl,
are we?
We’ve been hearing abt,
the many miraculous things,
Jesus did.
The things which point to,
His Lordship,
& His power.
We’ve been hearing,
that Jesus can heal every disease,
& every sickness.
We’ve seen that Jesus
can heal ppl
simply by
speaking the word.
So, we all need,
to ask ourselves
this question:
Which type of person
am I?
Am I among those,
who make Jesus marvel,
bcs of my
firm faith in Him?
Or, am I among those,
who make Jesus
bcs of my unbelief?
We all need to make sure,
we’re in the group,
that has the firm faith,
that recognizes the Lordship,
& power of the Lord Jesus.
Bcs that’s the type of faith,
that saves us.
That’s the type of faith,
that’s rewarded,
by the Lord Jesus.
& how does Jesus reward,
our faith in Him?
Over & over in the gospels,
we see that Jesus,
physically heals,
those who have
a firm faith in Him.
But there’s much more,
to it,
than physical healing;
Bcs in this passage,
Jesus connects the faith,
of the centurion,
w/ salvation.
& in this way,
the centurion,
is a model for,
all who will be saved;
& a model of how,
they will be saved.
So, that brings,
us to the 4th truth,
we learn abt
a firm faith in Jesus...]

4. Jesus RECEIVES those who have a firm faith in Him. (8:11)

Notice Jesus’ words in Matthew 8:11.
Jesus says:
Matthew 8:11 (WEB)
11 I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven...
Jesus is talking abt
the Messianic feast
where all who are saved
will celebrate
the reign of the Messiah
w/ Jesus
in His Father’s kingdom.
The context here,
shows that,
those who sit dwn
at the table,
w/ Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob,
in the K.O.H.,
are those who have faith
like the centurion.
Those who recognize
Jesus’ Lordship
& power
& are rewarded
& received by Jesus.
& this does not mean,
if we don’t’ see a miracle,
of physical healing,
we don’t have,
this kind of faith in Jesus.
we shld blv,
Jesus still heals,
physical sickness today.
& we shld pray,
for everyone
who is sicke
& expect Jesus
to heal them.
But physical healing is not,
Matthew’s emphasis.
We’re in,
a section of his gospel,
where Matthew shows us,
the miracles of Jesus,
to prove to us,
that Jesus is the Messiah;
The anointed King,
of God’s heavenly Kingdom.
& Matthew does this,
so we’ll trust in Jesus,
as our King;
& obey Jesus,
as our King.
So, we can be saved,
frm satan & sins
frm demons & death
& inherit
the kingdom of heaven.
So, Jesus
uses the centurion,
as a model of:
The kind of faith,
that gets a person,
into the KOH.
The kind of faith,
that saves us spiritually,
is the same kind,
of faith this centurion had.
The kind of faith,
that causes us,
to come to Jesus,
& blv Jesus is,
who his miracles,
prove Him to be.
It’s the kind of faith,
that causes us,
to come to Jesus & say:
“I blv in Your Lordship;
“& I blv in Your power;
“& bcs I blv
“you’re the Lord,
“I submit to you,
“as MY Lord.”
“& bcs I blv
“in your pwr,
“I trust you to heal me,
to save me
frm the things
that have pwr over me
& paralyze me
& lead me into death.
“Just say the word,
“& I will be healed,
“frm my sins.”
Just say the word
& the chains
of my addictions
will be broken.
Just say the word
& satan
& His demons
will no longer
Jesus says,
there will be ppl,
who come frm all over;
frm east & west,
who will have,
that kind of faith.
They’ll come,
& sit dwn,
at the Messianic feast,
w/ the Lord,
& the three Fathers,
of the Faith:
Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.
This is the same feast,
we read abt
in Isaiah 25:6,
where the Scriptures say:
Isaiah 25:6 (WEB)
6 In this mountain, Yahweh of Armies will make all peoples a feast of choice meat, a feast of choice wines, of choice meat full of marrow, of well refined choice wines.
Notice both Isaiah
& Jesus say
this banquet is
for all people;
frm every nation;
frm east & west.
Jesus says
all who have
the kind of faith,
the centurion had
will be at that feast.
Whether we’re
Jew or Gentile;
everyone gets into,
the K.O.H,
the exact same way.
It’s thru
an obedient faith
in the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Now here’s the question,
for all of us:
Do we have
this firm faith,
in Jesus today?
Do we recognize,
the Lordship of Jesus?
Do we recognize,
the power of Jesus?
To have a saving faith:
We must blv,
Jesus is the Messiah,
the Son of the living God
The King of Kings
our Lord
& Savior.
& if we truly blv
Jesus is the Lord
we will submit
to His authority,
& obey His commands.
That’s the type of faith,
that will have us,
sitting at,
the Messianic feast,
sipping aged wine;
refined wined;
the real good stuff,
w/ Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
in the K.O.H.
We all wanna be,
at that feast.
& in Jesus’ day
all the Jews
were looking fwd,
to that feast.
& they all thought,
they were guaranteed,
a spot at that feast,
in the kingdom,
bcs they were
physical descendants,
of Abraham,
Isaac, & Jacob.
But Jesus goes on,
to say something,
that wld’ve been
very shocking,
to the Jews;
[Transition: & that brings us,
to the 5th & final truth,
we learn abt
a firm faith in Jesus…]

5. Jesus REJECTS those who do not have a firm faith in Him. (Matthew 8:12)

In Matthew 8:12.
after Jesus says
ppl frm other nations
will take part in
the Messianic feast
in the kingdom
of Heaven...
Jesus says
Matthew 8:12 (WEB)
12 “…but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
The “children
of the kingdom” here,
are the Jewish ppl;
the original recipients,
of the KOH.
They thought they,
were all entitled,
to a place in the K.O.H.,
bcs they were Jewish.
But Jesus
rebuked those in Israel,
who were resting,
on their heritage,
to get them into,
the K.O.H.
He rebuked them,
bcs they were unwilling,
to come to Jesus in faith,
like the centurion did.
They did not
have faith,
that Jesus was
their King—
bcs He did not fit
their wrong understanding.
So, they wld not submit to,
the Lordship,
& authority of Jesus.
They rejected Jesus,
as their Messiah;
So, the Lord Jesus
rejects them.
Jesus tells them
they’ll be thrown into
the outer darkness..................
into a place
where there will be weeping
& gnashing of teeth.
What’s Jesus
talking abt here?
He’s talking abt
what many call hell.
But what is
more correctly
called Gehenna
which means
the Valley of Hinnom.
It was the valley
on the south west
just outside Jerusalem.
This valley had
a long history of
being a place
where ppl
sacrificed their
sons & daughters
in the fire
to false God’s.
As the Lord says in
Jeremiah 7:31–32 (WEB)
31 “They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I didn’t command, nor did it come into my mind.
32 Therefore behold, the days come”, says Yahweh, “that it will no more be called ‘Topheth’ or ‘The valley of the son of Hinnom’, but ‘The valley of Slaughter’; for they will bury in Topheth until there is no place to bury.”
Isaiah tells us
more abt this place
& the events Jeremiah
describes in Isaiah 66:24.
There the Lord says
Isaiah 66:24 (WEB)
24 “They will go out, and look at the dead bodies of the men who have transgressed against me; for their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
Jesus tells us more
abt this place
& the events
Jeremiah & Isaiah described
in Matthew 13:41-43.
Talking abt the
end of this age
Jesus says
Matthew 13:41–43 (WEB)
41 “The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling and those who [are law-breakers],
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The outer darkness—
The place of weeping,
& gnashing of teeth—
is the valley of Hinnom
the furnace of fire
that will never
be quenched.
That’s the place for
all law-breakers—
the unrighteous
All who do not obey
the commands of King Jesus—
They will be thrown into
the fiery furnace—
in the Valley of Hinnom.
The way some ppl talk,
Jesus was all flower pedals,
& puppy dogs.
& He only talked abt,
God’s love.
But that’s just not true.
The truth is:
Jesus talks abt Gehenna,
more than
any other person,
in the Bible.
Bcs He loves humanity,
& doesn’t want,
any of us to go there.
So, He tells us
the truth.
He gives us warning,
after warning,
to keep us out of,
this dreadful place
of darkness;
this terrible place
of torment;
where there will be weeping,
& gnashing of teeth.
I don’t wanna go there.
You don’t wanna go there.
So, we must do,
what it takes,
to avoid going there.
& what it takes,
to avoid going there is:
We must have
a firm faith,
in the Lord Jesus.
So, as we close,
Let’s ask ourselves:
Do we have,
a firm faith
in Jesus?
Do we have faith,
in the Lordship
& authority
of Jesus?
A faith that causes us
to keep coming to Jesus
for healing
frm sin & satan
frm demons
& death?
We’ve gotta
be sure
we have that
kind of faith.
Bcs Jesus rewards
& receives everyone
who has a firm faith
in Him.
& Jesus rejects everyone,
who does not have,
a firm faith in Him.
We must believe,
Jesus is Lord,
& we must behave,
as if we believe
He’s our Lord.