Scripture: Matthew 9:18-34; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56

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Jesus Heals A Bleeding Woman And Restores A Girl To Life

Matthew 9:18-26 (KJV) 18 While He (Jesus) 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.  19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.  20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole.  22 But Jesus turned Himself 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.  23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn.  25 But when the people were put forth, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.  26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

Mark 5:21-43 (KJV) 21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto Him: and He was nigh unto the sea.  22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet,23 And besought Him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.  24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed Him, and thronged Him.  25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment.  28 For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched My clothes?  31 And His disciples said unto Him, Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me?  32 And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing.  33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth.  34 And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.  35 While He yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest Thou the Master any further?  36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37 And He suffered no man to follow Him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.  38 And He cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.  39 And when He was come in, He saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.  40 And they laughed Him to scorn. But when He had put them all out, He taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with Him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.  41 And He took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.  42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And He charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Luke 8:40-56 (KJV) 40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.  41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house:  42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as He went the people thronged Him.  43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.  45 And Jesus said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me?  46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me. 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.  48 And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. 49 While He yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to Him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.  50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.  51 And when He came into the house, He suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.  52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.  53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.  54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.  55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and He commanded to give her meat.  56 And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

Jesus Heals The Blind And Mute

Matthew 9:27-34 27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.  28 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.  29 Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.  30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.  31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.  32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil.  33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.  34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

1. What did the ruler do (Matthew 9:18a; Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41)? The ruler worshipped Jesus. Fell down at Jesus’ feet and besought Him.

2. About whom was the ruler distressed (Matthew 9:18a; Mark 5:23; Luke 8:42)? his daughter.

3. As Jesus and the ruler were on their way to the ruler’s house who came up behind Jesus (Matthew 9:20; Mark 5:27; Luke 8: 43-44)? A woman diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years.

4. Why did the woman touch Jesus’ garment (Matthew 9:21; Mark 5:28; Luke 8:47)? For she believed if she could touch Jesus’ garment she would be made whole.

5. What did Jesus say to the woman (Matthew 9:22; Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48)? Be comforted. Her faith had made her whole. Go in peace.

6. When Jesus entered the ruler’s house what did He say to those gathered (Matthew 9:24; Mark 5:39; Luke 8:52)? The girl wasn’t dead she was just sleeping.

7. Then what did Jesus do (Matthew 9:25; Mark 4:41-42; Luke 8:54-55)? He took the girl’s hand and she arose.

8. Who followed Jesus (Matthew 9:27a)? two blind men.

9. What were they crying (Matthew 9:27b)? For Jesus to have mercy on them.

10. What did Jesus ask them (Matthew 9:28)? Jesus asked the two blind men if they believed Jesus could do what they wanted.

11. What did Jesus do and say (Matthew 9:29)? Jesus touched their eyes and said “According to your faith be it unto you.”

12. Then what happened (Matthew 9:30)? Their eyes were open.

13. Who was brought to Jesus (Matthew 9:32)? A dumb man possessed with a devil was brought to Jesus.

14. What happened (Matthew 9:33)? The devil was cast out and the dumb spoke.  And the multitude marvelled.

HEAR the WORD

Matthew 9:34 (NIV) But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that He drives out demons.”

MEDITATE on the WORD

Read the above verse.  Why would the Pharisees believe that Jesus’ miracles were done with the help of demons?  Notes: The Pharisees chose to make accusations against the One doing the miracles instead of praising Him for the miracles. In chapter 9 of Matthew the Pharisees accused Jesus of not only serving satan (verse 34) but also blasphemy (verse 3), befriending outcasts (verse 11), and impiety (verse 14).  Perhaps the Pharisees were upset that Jesus bypassed their religious authority; weakened their control over the people; challenged their cherished beliefs and exposed their insincere motives.

MEMORIZE the WORD

Mark 5:34 (NIV) Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

I give the Lord credit for all the miracles He’s done in my life.  He’s saved me.  He’s healed my body, my mind and my spirit.  He’s healed relationships. 

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

If the Lord hasn’t healed your body, your mind or your spirit, trust Him in His timing He will.  If you still have relationships that need healing, trust Him for those.  Encourage others to trust the Lord with their life too.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I worship and praise You (Matthew 9:18).  Lord, I pray we will seek Your mercy and pray other people experience it too (Matthew 9:27). Lord, I pray our eyes will be open to not just the physical world but to the spiritual one (Matthew 9:30). Lord, I thank You for all the miracles You’ve brought into my life and in the lives of those I love (Mark 5:34). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I always thank the Lord for His presence in our life.”