Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
Preacher: The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth
The Collect of the day
O Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow after us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The lesson: john 14: 12-14
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Psalm 95: 6-11
6 O come, let us worship and fall down,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8 Today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts
as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation
in the wilderness,
9 When your fathers tested me,
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my works.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation and said,
“It is a people that err in their hearts,
for they have not known my ways,”
11 Of whom I swore in my wrath
that they should not enter into my rest.
The gospel: Matthew 17: 14-21
Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” 17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”