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Our Healer | Week of January 18

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." (Matthew 17:15-16)

From the sermon series: Looking to Jesus

Unlike the disciples, Jesus was able to heal this boy that the father was pleading for. Shortly after this specific passage, Jesus goes on to explain the importance of having faith. The Chief Apostle pointed out that Jesus heals us and has a desire to save us from the domination of evil. However, in order to be saved, we must do the will of God. Simply proclaiming that we are Christian, or knowing Bible verses, is not enough. One must shape their life around the teaching of Jesus Christ and have the gospel impact their decisions and the way they express themselves.

In the modern world, people can express themselves to a variety of audiences. The Chief Apostle went on to encourage us to check our motivations and which spirit inspires us. The fruit of the Holy Spirit can be seen in self control, love, and kindness. 

Journal Prompt: When was the last time you took inventory of your motivations? Think of a time you previously expressed yourself in a way that wasn't fully in alignment with the Holy Spirit. Consider seeking reconciliation if a relationship was tarnished as a result. 

 

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