Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
Preacher: The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth
The Collect of the day
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your grace that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The lesson: Isaiah 29: 17-19
17 In a very short time, will not Lebanon be turned into a fertile field
and the fertile field seem like a forest?
18 In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll,
and out of gloom and darkness
the eyes of the blind will see.
19 Once more the humble will rejoice in the Lord;
the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 146: 8-11
8 The Lord sets prisoners free;
the Lord gives sight to the blind.
9 The Lord helps those who have fallen;
the Lord loves the righteous.
10 The Lord cares for the strangers in the land;
he defends the fatherless and widow;
but the way of the ungodly he makes crooked.
11 The Lord shall be King for evermore,
even your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Praise the Lord.
The gospel: Matthew 9: 27-31
Jesus Heals the Blind and the Mute
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.