2013 Global Staff Conference- Morning, Day 4: Glorifying God by Believing God’s Promises and God’s Action, Frank Barker

Matthew 9:18-22:

While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went through all the district.

 

Matthew 9:27-31:

And jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind man came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, “see that no one Jesus sternly warned them, “see that no one knows about it.” But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.

God appeals and responds to faith:

1. “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.”

2. “According to your faith be it done to you.”

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