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Be of Good Courage by Pastor Melissa Scott

 

Pastor Melissa Scott teaches every Sunday

Pastor Melissa Scott teaching from Faith Center in Glendale, CA.

We are preaching today from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of John, and from one of His servants who was “born out of due time,” to use his own words, to whom Jesus also addressed Himself. We have been talking about laws of the Spirit, some directives from the New Testament for Christian behavior.

We have talked about God’s formula for joy: the command to rejoice. We have talked about Paul’s command to the Ephesians to be strong in the Lord and in the workings of the power of His might. We have talked of joy; we have talked of strength.

Today, I add another law of the Spirit. In Matthew 8, Jesus was asked for the first time to leave a place where He had administered help. He had cast the demons out of the demoniacs at Gergesenes, and He let those demons go into the pigs. The people who had been glad to be delivered didn’t like losing their pigs.

When they found out what had happened and that they had lost their pigs, they told Jesus to leave.

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