Focus: The Holy Spirit in the World Today
Week One Devotional: “The Holy Spirit’s Touch”
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 8:1-3, 14-15 (CEV)
Matthew 8:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
8 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 8:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)
Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed
14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. 15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.[a]
- Matthew 8:15NU-Text and M-Text read Him.
Matthew 8:1-3 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Jesus Heals a Man
8 As Jesus came down the mountain, he was followed by large crowds. 2 Suddenly a man with leprosy[a] came and knelt in front of Jesus. He said, “Lord, you have the power to make me well, if only you wanted to.”
3 Jesus put his hand on the man and said, “I want to! Now you are well.” At once the man’s leprosy disappeared.
- 8.2 leprosy: In biblical times the word “leprosy” was used for many different kinds of skin diseases.
Matthew 8:14-15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Jesus Heals Many People
14 Jesus went to the home of Peter, where he found that Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with fever. 15 He took her by the hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and served Jesus a meal.
The Church Communicating – Part 1
Study Texts: Matthew 5:16
Matthew 5:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Objective: To understand that new technology in communicating affects our lives positively and negatively.
~Devotional and Lesson by Late LaVerne Hadley
The price of sin Cost God His Son.