Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
Preacher: The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth
The Collect of the day
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The lesson: Micah 7: 18-20
God’s Steadfast Love and Compassion
18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
19 He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
20 You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.
Psalm 103: 1-6
1. Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgives all your sin
and heals all your infirmities,
4 Who saves your life from the pit
and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness,
5 Who satisfies you with good things,
renewing your youth like an eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness and judgment
for all those who are oppressed with wrong.
The gospel: Matthew 9: 1-8
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
9 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” 3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” 7 And he rose and went home. 8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.