What is the message of Matthew 8?
In Matthew 8, Jesus demonstrates his awesome power of authority that God used to show Jesus was His Son. He cleanses a man of leprosy, an incurable disease. He speaks as one having authority. There are great personal lessons for each one of us as well.
Mark 8 is the eighth chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It contains two miracles of Jesus, Peter's confession that he believes Jesus is the Messiah, and Jesus' first prediction of his own death and resurrection.
The least of the brothers and sisters of Jesus are those persons who are vulnerable. They are the socially, psychologically or economically disadvantaged, such as the sick, the poor, the mentally and physically disabled. Jesus cares about the needs of the poor.
One personal affirmation in this biblical story is that, beyond even physical healing, acceptance, intimacy, and touch can make us whole and give us peace.
The centurion says that Jesus does not even need to come to his home, but that He can heal the man with a word. As a man with authority, this soldier recognizes Christ's right to command, even with respect to healing.
When evangelists obey, doors are opened to share the Gospel (Acts 8:27-29). Some people have hard hearts toward God and some are open and ready to receive. As the evangelist stays sensitive to the Spirit's leading and follows His leading, the evangelist will discover those who are ready to respond to the Gospel.
Commentary on Mark 8:1-10
Our Lord Jesus encouraged the meanest to come to him for life and grace. Christ knows and considers our frames. The bounty of Christ is always ready; to show that, he repeated this miracle. His favours are renewed, as our wants and necessities are.
In summary, Mark's Gospel is a narrative proclamation that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God, whose death and resurrection paid the penalty for our sins and achieved victory over Satan, sin, and death. With this joyful announcement comes the call to all believers for faith and cross-bearing discipleship.
27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, 'Who do people say I am?' 28 'Well,' they replied, 'some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets. '
The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep' (John 10:11). The Lord Jesus used this title to help people appreciate that He is the loving, caring, Saviour of the world. Sheep and shepherd were everyday terms the audience would understand.
What does God mean by the least of these?
What Jesus says in Matthew 25 is not “conservative” or “liberal.” It's Christian, and has everything to do with how we treat other Christians. “The least of these” refers to other believers in need—specifically, itinerant Christian teachers dependent on other Christians for hospitality and support.
Jesus references his brothers in the parable—those in the family of God. This is easily overlooked but shouldn't be. Just as surprised are the goats, shocked that there were times when Jesus was in need, and they did not care for Him.
This woman was condemned by religious law to a feeling, a belief: she was condemned to believe that she was soiled and unworthy. 2 Not only was she unclean, but anything she touched was unclean. This meant it was her responsibility not to contaminate others.
Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can be external, or outside the body, like when you get a cut or wound. It can also be internal, or inside the body, like when you have an injury to an internal organ.
Some scholars view it as menorrhagia; others as haemorrhoids. Because of the continual bleeding, the woman would have been continually regarded in Jewish law as a niddah or menstruating woman, and so ceremonially unclean. In order to be regarded as clean, the flow of blood would need to stop for at least 7 days.
This episode, and its message of mercy and forgiveness balanced with a call to holy living, have endured in Christian thought. Both "let him who is without sin, cast the first stone" and "go, and sin no more" have found their way into common usage.
We should stop claiming how we are better than the rest. We should use our words to build and encourage each other. We should speak from humility not from pride. The Centurion used his position of authority to express his belief that Jesus did not have to go to his house to heal the servant.
Jesus said in the Parable of the Tenants that He is the cornerstone for those who believe, and a stumbling block and a rock of offense to those who don't. In other words, you can not be neutral towards Jesus, and you will be either richly blessed or severely crushed depending on your response to Him.
phrase. If someone lays down their life for another person, they die so that the other person can live.
An adulteress is a woman who engages in adultery—a consensual sexual relationship or encounter between someone who's married and a person they're not married to (who may or may not be married to someone else).
What is the purpose of a woman in the Bible?
Women were responsible for "maintenance activities" including economic, social, political and religious life in both the household and the community. The Old Testament lists twenty different professional-type positions that women held in ancient Isarael.
This story exposes the sin of self-righteousness, a tendency in all of us. God offers all people a chance to repent and begin a new, transformed life.
Jesus said that he had not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. The centurion's faith was not great because he believed that Jesus could heal by long distance.
In ancient Rome, a century was approximately equal to a company in the U.S. Army, and a centurion was roughly equivalent to a captain.
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.