Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Cleanses a Leper
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Hughes
The Collect for trinity sunday
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The lesson: numbers 5: 1-4
5 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the people of Israel that they put out of the camp everyone who is leprous or has a discharge and everyone who is unclean through contact with the dead. 3 You shall put out both male and female, putting them outside the camp, that they may not defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell.” 4 And the people of Israel did so, and put them outside the camp; as the Lord said to Moses, so the people of Israel did.
Psalm 33: 17-21
17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him,
and upon those who put their trust in his mercy,
18 To deliver their soul from death,
and to feed them in the time of famine.
19 Our soul has patiently waited for the Lord,
for he is our help and our shield.
20 Our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have hoped in his holy Name.
21 Let your merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us,
as we have put our trust in you.
The gospel: Matthew 8: 1-4
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
8 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”