Posts Tagged Faith

Simon Peter’s mother-in-law: Encountering Jesus & serving Him (Matthew 8:14-17)

Matthew 8:14-17 The third healing in Matthew chapter 8 is that of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law.  Jesus was most likely planning to stay at the house but Simon’s mother-in-law was unwell.  As soon as Jesus arrived He saw her and reached out to touch and heal her.  She was immediately healed and began to serve them! […]

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The Centurion: Faith in the authority of Jesus (Matthew 8:5-13)

Matthew 8:5-13 The second miracle recounted in Matthew chapter 8 is that of the centurion’s servant.  It is an immediately surprising story.  The first surprise is that the centurion would have been a member of the Roman army and therefore a Gentile but He was interested in seeking Jesus’ help.  Luke’s account of the story […]

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Lois & Eunice: A Legacy of Faith (2 Timothy 1:5)

Read 2 Timothy 1:5 on BibleGateway Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the role our mothers play in our lives. For the vast majority of people their mum is a faithful, caring, loving person whose nurturing hand is one that shapes and influences them for the rest of their lives. This post for Mothers’ […]

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Shiphrah & Puah: God’s midwives (Exodus 1:8-22)

Read Exodus 1:8-22 on BibleGateway There was a stillness in the room now. The cries had quietened down and stopped. The pain had eased. The extreme physical exertion of pushing out a baby was at an end. The tiny baby boy now lay quietly snuggled on his mother. His first cry had been loud and […]

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The Little Slave Girl: Speaking with compassion and faith (2 Kings 5:1-14)

Naaman was a captain of the army of the king of Aram, which was a nation to the north of Israel with a border roughly equivalent to that of modern-day Syria. God had given Naaman and his army military victory over Israel and he is described as being a great man who was highly respected […]

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