A Leper Cured
Now when He descended from the hill, a great crowd followed Him. And a leper, also approaching, bowed to Him, and said, "Master, if You will, You are able to cure me! " And Jesus extending His hand, touched him, saying,"I am willing; be cured!" And at once he was relieved from his leprosy.
A Captains Boy Cured
And Jesus in reply to him, said, "I will come and cure him."
The captain answering, however, declared, "I am not of sufficient rank, Sir, for You to come under my roof; rather order it only by a word, and my son will be restored. Although I am a man under a superior officer, I have soldiers under myself; and I say to this man, 'Go,' and he goes; to another, 'Come,' and he comes ; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
When Jesus heard this, He was surprised, and said to His followers:
"Indeed, I tell you, I have never found such faith as this in Israel. I also tell you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall recline together with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven; when the sons of the Kingdom shall be flung into outer darkness, where there will be weeping, and gnashing of teeth."
Then Jesus said to the captain, "Go back; and, as you have believed, it shall come to you."
And the boy was cured from that very hour.
The Cure of Peter's Mother-in-Law
Then when evening came, they brought to Him many demoniacs: and He cast out the spirits with a word, and He cured all those who were sick; so that the statement made through Isaiah the prophet was verified:
He took away our weaknesses, and endured our mental diseases.1
Qualifications of Discipleship
The Storm in the Lake
Then Himself embarking in the vessel, His disciples followed Him. And soon after, a hurricane swept across the lake, so that the boat was overwhelmed by the waves; but He slept. And the disciples approaching, awoke Him, calling out, "Lord, save us! we are perishing! "
In reply, He exclaimed, "What cowards you are! How weak your faith is!"
The Gadarene Demoniacs
On landing with Him at the other side, in the district of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs, coming out of the tombs, opposed Him. They were very savage, and none were able to pass that road. And they howled out, exclaiming: "What is there between You and us, Jesus, Son of God! Do You come here before the time to punish us?"
Now there was pasturing at a distance a large herd of swine. And the demons calling out to Him, said, "If You cast us out, allow us to go away into that herd of swine."
"Begone!" said He to them. They accordingly departed, went into the swine, and at once all the herd rushed down the slope into the lake, and perished in the water. The feeders then fled, and arriving at the village, reported everything, including what had befallen to those demoniacs. And accordingly all the town went out to meet Jesus; and seeing Him, they begged that He would depart from their locality.
- Isa. 53:4.
Transcribed by Mark Hicks on 12-30-2014