The Sunday morning message was entitled “According To Your Faith Be It Unto You” from Matthew 9:18-29.
“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. ”“And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. ”“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: ”“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. ”“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. ”“And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, ”“He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. ”“But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. ”“And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. ”“And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. ”“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. ”“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.”
The word “according” means “to harmonize” or “to adjust one thing to another”. Continue reading →
“The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.”
Those of us that have studied the Bible for many years have learned to trust its truthfulness without question. Gone are the days of constant doubt and wondering what parts of the Bible can be trusted. I have found it to be true by study and experience.
The Bible bears any scrutiny. It is the inspired and preserved Word of God. I am amazed at how many times throughout history the Bible has been challenged only to be proven right in measurable areas such as history, archeology and science. What an amazing book!
The verse mentioned above has brought a smile to my face many times. I know a body can be fat, but can bones be fat? At times in my life my fluctuating weight has made me wonder if I might be the poster child for fat bones!
I have never doubted that the Bible is correct in this verse. But I confess I did not understand the analogy. We all know the immediate benefits of good news. It certainly has physical and mental blessings. However, today as I was studying for a message, I learned an interesting fact. One of the purposes of human bones is fat storage. Yes, you read that right. We all know that bones contain red marrow that produces blood cells. Yet I learned today that bones also contain yellow marrow. This yellow bone marrow stores fat. The yellow bone marrow can become red marrow to help in blood cell production in the event of a great loss of blood or anemia.
Thousands of years before fancy microscopes and expensive tests God told us this medical fact!
Once again, the Bible amazes me! God is good to give us His written Word.
Here is a simple outline of John 3:16 that the Lord gave me while I was going over my sermon for tomorrow morning. I have never preached it, but I look forward to doing so one day as the Lord leads. I sensed that I should post this now. I pray it will be a blessing to someone tonight. If you would take the time to add substantiating verses, it would be a great teaching/preaching help. Let me know what you think.