Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals a Man Who Cannot Speak
Preacher: The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth
The Collect of the day
Almighty God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love; and, that we may obtain what you have promised, make us love what you
command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The lesson: Isaiah 35: 1-7
1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
Psalm 39: 8-10
8 And now, Lord, what is my hope?
Truly, my hope is in you.
9 Deliver me from all my offenses,
and make me not a taunt of the foolish.
10 I became mute and opened not my mouth,
for it was you that brought it to pass.
The gospel: Matthew 9: 32-34
32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”