This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our Advent journey and our preaching series entitled “‘Tis the Reason.” This third week of the series, Will Branch preached on two stories of healing by Jesus en route to Jerusalem in Matthew 17:14-20 and 20:29-34. Will really made me think about whether my faith is substantial or more like sand.
This message is part of the seventh part of our longer series on Matthew, which includes “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” “Becoming Real,” “The Messiah’s Mission,” “Stories of the Kingdom,” and “Who Do You Say I Am?”
You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
The Faith Problem – Matthew 17:14-20
- The Father and Son: I want to believe
- The Disciples: I thought I believed
- The teachers of the law: I won’t believe
- The Healer: No one believesThe Faith Solution – Matthew 20:29-34
Two Blind Men – Matthew 20:29-34
- They heard so the cried
- They met a mountain so the cried louder
- They saw because they believed
The Faith Calling – James 5:13-16, 2 Chron 7:14; Luke 18:6-8
- Have you Heard? Then cry
- Is there a mountain? Then Cry Louder