Matt 8:5-13 Yeshua (Jesus) commends the centurion’s faith. His faith in what is said or commanded will be carried out and accomplished.
Matthew reports an array of Yeshua’s miracles and how they are accomplished. My take, nothing is too difficult and there is no formula.
• Heal the sick
• Calm the storm
• Cast out demons
• Forgive sins
• Raise the dead
• Heal blind and mute
• Healing of “Every disease and sickness”
• Walk on water
• Multiplication of provisions
Examples of how healing occurred:
• Healed by touch after a request
• Healed over great distance by faith of another
• Healed by touch without a request
• Commanded healing without touch
• Healed by touching Yeshua
Matt 9:30-31 It always seemed strange that Yeshua heals the blind men then instructs them not to tell anyone and they immediately disobey, yet wouldn’t it be obvious to many who knew them?
Matt 12:12 It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.
Matt 12:36-37 Our own words seal our fate.
Matt 15:28 The gentile woman with great faith did not give up or get discouraged but pursued Yeshua.
Matt 15:36 A clue on how the multiplication transpired. Yeshua broke the bread and ‘kept’ on giving the bread and fish to the disciples to pass out.
Matt 16:18 I like Tod White’s interpretation of this verse. It is not Peter that the church will be built upon, but His statement that Yeshua is the Messiah, that is the foundational rock of the church.
Matt 17:17 Is Yeshua rebuking of the unbelieving and rebellious generation referring to his disciples? This is what I have previously thought and the HCSB commentary concurs. But could this instead be referring to the suffering boy’s father and those like him? I have heard it said that a demon can not enter a child unless given permission by a parent's actions.
Matt 18:35 Forgive others if you want to be forgiven.
Matt 21:7 Did Yeshua sit on both a donkey and a colt at the same time? Other gospels only mention one animal.
Matt 23:23 May we all remember the more important matters of justice, mercy and faith!
Matt 24:36 This passage is referred to by many as evidence of a rapture. Two in the field, one taken… But read carefully, as in the days of Noah who was taken and who was left behind? Which do you want to be?