Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals Many & Hardly Any at All
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Hughes
The Collect of the day
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The lesson: Matthew 13: 53-58
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, 54 and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.” 58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
Psalm 103: 8-17
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,
long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 He will not always chide us,
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his mercy also toward those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he set our sins from us.
13 As a father pities his own children,
so is the Lord merciful to those who fear him.
14 For he knows whereof we are made;
he remembers that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are as grass;
he flourishes as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goes over it, it is gone,
and its place shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures
for ever and ever upon those who fear him,
and his righteousness upon children’s children,
The gospel: Matthew 15: 29-31
Jesus Heals Many
29 Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.