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  • Good News for Nobody (Matthew 8.14-15)

    Jesus comes down from the mountain and demonstrates His authority by healing
    1) a dirty man (the leper) 2) an enemy (the centurion’s servant) and 3) a nobody (Peter’s mother-in-law).
    Each of these, in some way, represents each of us. Today we examine the healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law (a “nobody”).

    Ultimately, Everybody is a “Nobody”

    Dobson — “If you live long enough, life will trash your trophies.”

    Peter’s Mother-In-Law

    To the world, she was nobody, to Jesus she was “somebody”
    Hospitality — provided room and board for Jesus
    Patience — supported her daughter’s marriage to Peter
    Service — after her healing, she immediately began to serve

    Good News for Nobody

    Do you feel like a nobody? This story is good news for you — To Jesus, every “nobody” in the eyes of the world is “somebody” to God!
    1. Jesus sees your need
    Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.”
    (Luke 5:31)
    2. Jesus comes to you
    “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
    (Rev 3:20)
    3. Jesus gives your life purpose
    “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
    (John 10:10b)

    Are You “Nobody”?

    If you aren’t today, just wait — you will be tomorrow. Allow Jesus to come in and touch your life — to cure your “high fever” of despair and hopelessness by giving you a purpose beyond yourself.

    To Jesus, you really are somebody!


    New King James Version (NKJV)

    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.

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