The Physician Who Makes House Calls
  Matthew 9:18-34

Introduction
   
I. Doctor don't make many house calls these days.

II. Jesus was a Physician who made house calls (Luke 5:31).

    A. Peter's mother-in-law (Mat 8:14-15).

III. Jesus still makes house calls.

    A. People are spiritually ill (Luke 5:32).

    B. Jesus is concerned about the whole person.

IV. In Mat 9 we see the greatness of Jesus.

Discussion

I. LIFE IS RESTORED (MAT 9:18-26).

    A. Jesus was the restorer of physical life.

        1. Jairus' Plea: "My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live."

            a. Why wait? (Lk 4:28-29).

        2. Jairus' Persistence [Woman with issue of blood] (Lk 8:49-50).

        3. Jesus' Promise (Lk 8:50).

        4. Jesus' Power (Mk 5:40-42).

    B. Jesus is the restorer of spiritual life (Eph 2:1).

        1. Our Plea: (Acts 2:37).

        2. Our Persistence (Acts 2:41-42).

        3. Jesus' Promise (Jn 5:24-25).

        4. Jesus' Power (Rom 1:16; Rev 1:5).

II. SIGHT IS RESTORED (MAT 9:27-31).

    A. Jesus was the restorer of physical sight.

        1. Decision: "Son of David."

            a. Son of God - Christ (Mat 22:42).

            b. Man of Mercy (Mat 9:13).

        2. Desire: the 2 blind men followed Him, "crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"

        3. Decisiveness: ""Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."

    B. Jesus is the restorer of spiritual sight (Mat 13:13-17).

        (Eph 1:18).

        1. Decision: (Rom 11:7-8).

        2. Desire:  (2 Cor 4:4).

        3. Decisiveness: (Jn 8:32; Ax 16:14).

III. SPEECH IS RESTORED (MAT 9:32-34).

    A. Jesus was the restorer of speech.

        1. Silenced (Satan silenced him).

        2. Savior opened his mouth.

        3. Speaks.

    B. Jesus is the restorer of speech.

        1. Silenced (children - adults).

            a. Peter [sifted - spokesman] (1 Pet 5:8).

                (1) Satan silences by: lying, murmuring, backbiting, demoralizing, false teaching, half preaching.

        2. Savior (Ax 4:12; 1 Pet 3:15; Mk 16:15-16).

        3. Speak (2 Tim 2:2; Ax 8:4; Eph 4:15).

Conclusion

I. Jesus is still the great Restorer: life, sight & speech.

II. The question is: Do you want to live, see & speak?

This sermon contains my thoughts and material researched from other sources.
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