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The Nobleman's Son

John 4:46-54, Elias Lima, April 22, 2018

Sermon Notes:
  • A passage of Scripture involving a nobleman's son
    • We can learn a lot of lessons of life
  • A very sick son
    • At the point of death (v47)
    • What were the parents thinking & feeling?
  • The situation started to change when the nobleman heard about Jesus (v47)
    • However, Jesus had only performed one miracle in Cana (v54)
      • The miracle at the wedding of Cana
  • Faith in Jesus Christ
    • Rom 10:17 - faith comes by hearing
      • The nobleman had faith after hearing
      • "He went to" Jesus (v47)
      • James 2:18
    • His faith was in its infancy - he thought that Jesus was able to heal his son but thought that physical proximity was needed
      • It is not necessary to see before you believe (v48) - infact, it it necessary to believe before you can see
        • Heb 11:1
        • John 20:29
        • James 1:6-7
    • His faith was in its infancy - he thought that Jesus could only heal people, not raise people from the dead
      • He had not heard about Jairus' daughter, the widows son or Lazarus
      • Jesus said "Go your way" (v50)
        • God does things in His way, not the way we expect
        • We can be disappointed with God because He does not do things in the way we expect
    • The man believed Jesus' word
      • He went his way - a days journey back to Capernaum but he went
      • Do we lay things down and trust in the word of Jesus Christ?
        • Do we have peace?
        • Do we have despair?
      • What do our 'works' show?
      • What will people see when they 'read' our life?
  • There is power in the word of the Lord (v52-53)
    • The man believed
    • The man believed (again) - his belief was confirmed
      • He believed that Jesus was the Messiah
      • He became a witness to his house and his whole family was saved
    • Rom 8:28
    • We have the word of Jesus Christ in the Bible
  • Summary and concluding remarks

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