Talks for Growing Christians
Our Lord’s Power Over Disease and Death
Lesson Number 18
- The Lord is impressed with great faith.
- The Lord is concerned about great need.
- Let the Lord heal with a word from a distance.
- Don’t miss the spiritual picture of salvation from Nain.
- In His miracles, Jesus has shown His power over the 4 Ds. What are they?
- How do Revelation 21:4 and Romans 8:22 relate to this discussion of the 4 Ds?
- What made this Roman centurion not your typical Roman soldier?
- What caused Jesus to marvel in verse 9?
- When did the Lord tell the woman not to weep?
- Disease, Death, Demonic, and Disaster
- Revelation 21:4 describes the blessing of the eternal state for the believer. The 4 Ds will be gone forever because all these problems are the result of sin. Romans 8:22 says that the whole creation now groans because of sin. But the work of Christ on the cross dealt with the problem of sin for all creation.
- He appears to be a convert to Judaism, who recognized that Jesus was the predicted Messiah. He was very generous to the Jewish people and paid to build a local synagogue. He was also atypical in that he cared for his sick slave.
- Jesus was impressed by the great faith of the centurion. The centurion understood the power of authority, that the Lord had to simply speak a command and everything would obey – even whatever was causing his slave’s sickness.
- Before He raised her son back to life.
- Great faith is not measured by great results, but by great trust in the Lord’s power and authority, regardless of the results. Think back to a time in your life when you had to demonstrate great faith. What was the result?
- The Lord had compassion on her. Reflect on the depth of this word. Imagine the Lord’s expression and demeanor toward this hurting woman.
- Our God is a God of compassion. Are you hurting? Turn to Him to heal your hurting heart. Remember, time does not heal wounds – Christ heals wounds.
- “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” Luke 7:9
- “When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’” Luke 7:13