45 Days To Read The Gospel Challenge – The Gospel of Matthew Chapter Eight: Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.
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Overview of the Gospel of Matthew
Matthew’s name means “Gift of the Lord”, a tax collector who left everything to follow Jesus Christ as an apostle (disciple). His former name was Levi, the tax collector. Matthew wrote the Gospel of Matthew. He wrote it for people who converted from Judaism. This Gospel demonstrates that Jesus Christ is the King and Messiah of Israel. His works support that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all of the old testament prophecies of the coming of the Messiah.
“This book describes Jesus’s genealogy, his miraculous birth and childhood, his baptism and temptation, his ministry of healing and preaching, and finally his crucifixion and resurrection. The resurrected Jesus commissions his Apostles to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Source: Retrieved from the internet on 11/16/2021 from The New World Encyclopedia. https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Gospel_of_Matthew
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45 Days To Read The Gospel Challenge – The Gospel of Matthew Chapter Eight: Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.
Summary of The Gospel of Matthew Chapter Eight:
Jesus cleansed a leper and healed a centurion’s servant. 1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Note: Here it is noted that the leper knew Jesus was able to heal him if it was his will. Then Jesus declared it was his will to clean him and spoke “be thou clean”. It is noted that Jesus healed the leper by speaking.
There was a centurion ( a man that commanded 100 soldiers) who asked Jesus to heal his servant. However, he did not think he was worthy of Jesus’ presence in his house and asked him to just speak the word and he would be healed. he told Jesus of his authority. Jesus marveled at his faith because the Centurion recognized Jesus’ total authority and bowed to it. Matthew 8:13KJV “And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the same hour.”
Note: In both cases, the leper and the centurion, it was Jesus’s will that the leper and servant be healed. He also just spoke the healing.
Jesus healed Peter’s wife’s mother and many others. Matthew 8:14-17KJV “And when Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.” 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Note: Jesus took on our sins and bore our sickness so that we could live life and live it abundantly.
What it takes to follow Jesus. A scribe asked Jesus if he may follow him. Jesus told him that the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head. In other words, don’t look for luxuries. Matthew 8:21KJV 21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Note: Jesus requires complete devotion and loyalty. This is in line with the two greatest commandments Jesus gave. Mark 12: 29-31KJV29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There are none other commandments greater than these. Matthew 10:37 “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
How Jesus stills the troubled water (tempest). Jesus and the disciples were on a boat. Jesus was tired and went to sleep. The waters were troubled. The disciples were afraid they were going to drown so they awake Jesus. He calmed the water “Peace Be Still”. Matthew 8:26KJV “And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.”
Note: Again, Jesus only spoke to rebuke the sea and wind. They marveled at Jesus’ deity. The sea and wind obeyed him.
Jesus healed two men possessed with devils. The devils recognized Jesus and begged not to be sent to the abyss. Jesus sent the devils into 2000 pigs that ran into the sea and drowned. Matthew 8:29KJV 29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Note: This parable explained that even the demons and devils know who Jesus is and that he is to judge them. Many know the truth but do not care about it.
TIME: 45 MINUTES TO COMPLETE LESSON: 30 MINUTES TO READ THE ENTIRE POST AND TAKE THE INTERACTIVE QUIZ, ADDITIONAL 15 MINUTES TO READ THE BIBLE CHAPTER.
Objectives for Chapter Eight -The Gospel of Matthew. What you will learn:
1. You will learn how Jesus cleansed a leper and healed a centurion’s servant.
2. You will learn why Jesus healed Peter’s wife’s mother and many others.
3. You will learn what it takes to follow Jesus.
4. You will learn how Jesus stills the troubled waters (tempest).
5. You will learn how Jesus healed two men possessed with devils and where he sent the devils.
Outline for Chapter Eight of the Gospel of Matthew
1. A leper cleansed. The healing of the centurion’s servant.
2. Peter’s wife’s mother and many others.
3. How Jesus must be followed.
4. He stills the tempest.
5. Jesus heals two men possessed with devils. The devils enter into a herd of swine.
Reflection and Discussion: Something to think about.
Reflecting on your life, can you say that you believe that God can do the impossible (because you believed and he did it for you)?
Resources For This Lesson
See “Chapter Eight Highlights” below for scriptures and help with the quiz. If needed, refresh the screen to retake the quiz.
1. A leper cleansed. The healing of the centurion’s servant. Matthew8: 1-4 KJV
1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” “And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.”
2. Jesus heals Peter’s wife’s mother and many others. Matthew 8:14-17 KJV
14And when Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
3. How Jesus must be followed. Matthew 8: 18-21 KJV
18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. 19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
4. He stills the tempest; Peace Be Still Matthew 8:24-27 KJV
24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
5. Jesus healed two men possessed with devils. The devils enter into a herd of swine. Matthew 8:28-34 KJV
28And when he came to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30And there was a good way off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31So the devils sought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32And he said unto them, Go. And when they came out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they sought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
#1. Jesus cleansed a leper and healed a centurion, in both cases it was his will to do so. How did he heal them?
#2. Why did Jesus heal Peter's wife's mother and many others?
#3. Why did Jesus did not want the disciple to go and bury his father before following him?
#4. Jesus rebuked the troubled waters. What did people say about him?
#5. Jesus healed two men possessed with devils. The devils recognized Jesus. What did they say about him?
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Call to salvation:
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Romans 10:9-10 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.
John 3:5-6 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is the Spirit.