The healings

Jesus went to Capernaum.  He met a Roman centurion whose slave was ill.  Thus, he sent the Jewish elders to tell Jesus that he was a worthy man, because he had built a synagogue.  However, this Roman centurion said that he was not worthy, but just say the word and he could cure his slave.  He understood how authority worked.  The faith of this centurion meant that the slave became well.

Jesus went to Nain.  A widow’s son had died.  The Lord had compassion for her.  Jesus told the young man to rise up.  Then the dead man spoke.  They called Jesus a great prophet as his fame increased.

The disciples of John the Baptist sent two disciples to Jesus.  They knew that Jesus was curing people.  Jesus told them to tell John what they have seen.  Jesus was not offensive when he spoke about John.  What did you go out to see?  John was more than a prophet.  He was his messenger.  No one is greater than John the Baptist.  Jesus had been baptized by John.  However, the Pharisees and lawyers rejected John.  The people of this generation were like children playing in the marketplace.  John the Baptist was not the Son of Man, but he had wisdom.

Jesus was eating with the Pharisees when a sinning woman with oil came in.  She anointed the feet of Jesus.  The Pharisees thought that Jesus should have known that she was a sinner.  Jesus then had something to say about two debtors.  Both of them had a debt forgiven.  However, one was forgiven more.  Jesus said that she was more concerned about him than they were.  Jesus did not get any kisses or an anointing on his head.  She would be forgiven much, so that her sins are forgiven.  They thought who can forgive sins except God?  Jesus, however, said that her faith had saved her.  Jesus was preaching the good news, but there were some women with Jesus including Mary Magdalene and other women who helped out.

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