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Amazing Touch Of Jesus (2 of 5)
Series: Amazing Jesus
Introduction: Amazing Jesus! This is our theme as we focus on just how great and awesome Jesus is. Jesus, the amazing God-man, has been the centerpiece of history and all of mankind. He is the most amazing of all. Amazing Jesus is striking in His simplicity, stunning in His clarity, supreme in His authority, sufficient in His supply of grace, and amazing in how He reaches all people on any level. Our parents grow old and leave us; our children grow up and live their own lives; our lives become complex at times but Jesus is always the same and always there. Jesus knows how to touch you exactly when you need to be touched. When others cannot touch your hidden heart, your deep fears, your questions, Jesus can touch you.
When Jesus touches a life, something supernatural and wonderful happens. His touch of grace always changes a life and works a miracle beyond anything expected.
I. WHEN JESUS TOUCHES THE IMPOSSIBLE
Matthew 8:1-3 Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, "Master, if you want to, you can heal my body." Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there, all signs of leprosy were gone.
A. TOUCHING THE HOPELESS LEPER
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 11:5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Matthew 26:6 And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper,
Luke 17:12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.
1. Leper: a life of isolation, rejection, pain and sorrow
a. Spreading: never stops
b. Incurable: no hope
c. Rejected: no life, no future, no li ...
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