Faith Makes Well

"Your Faith has made you Well."

Q: Must one believe (strongly) in order to be made WELL by the Lord?

Galilean Woman - Mark 5:25-34

  • 12 years bleeding -- wasted all her living on      doctors -- no better, but worse
  • Believed in His power -- just touch His      clothes -- "& I will be whole"
  • Determined -- pushed her way thru the crowd.
  • Humble, would not bother him. & Honest,      compelled to tell her whole story.
  • Lord offers peace and permanent healing.

"Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease."

Samaritan Leper -- Luke 17:11-19

  • Knew and believed in Jesus' Power
  • Not ashamed to beg for mercy -- even as an      outcast "untouchable"
  • Believing -- went to show priests their      healing (?)
  • Thankful, Praising God - & commended,      though a 'foreigner.'

And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."

Jericho Man, Son of Timaeus -- Mark 10:46-52

  • Believed in lineage of the Lord -- of David --      as the Annointed One.
  • Knew he must see Him! Persisted calling for      mercy ("spirit of Jacob").
  • Bold -- knew precisely what he wanted - yet      courteous: "Let me recover..."
  • Thankful. Followed Jesus. Praised God.

And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well."

The Sinful Woman (of Capernaum?) -- Luke 7:36-50

  • Brave      -- arrived at Pharisees house with a reputation to live down.
  • Sensitive      -- concern moved her to weep -- feeling the contrast of self to Jesus.
  • Hospitable      -- providing what the host did not. "Placed her glory at his feet."      (1 Cor 11:15)
  • Loving      Much -- accepting forgiveness for so much sin, loving the Savior more.

And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."


Faith Makes Well

  • Drives      us to the Lord -- esp. when we realize our need (a blessing to be outcast!)
  • He      has what we need: healing, answers, forgiveness, love, and peace.




Q: Do YOU have the faith to be made well?

He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well... (Acts 14:9)


notes by David Teel Wednesday, September 04, 2013

"And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years," "And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse," "When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment." "For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole." And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. "And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?" "And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?" And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. "But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth." "And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."
"And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee." "And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:" "And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." "And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed." "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God," "And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan." "And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?" "There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger." "And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."
"And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging." "And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me." "And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me." "And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee." "And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus." "And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight." "And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way."
"And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat." "And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment," "And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment." "Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner." "And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on." "There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty." "And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?" "Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged." "And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head." Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. "Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little." "And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven." "And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?" "And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace."
"But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."