Faith in Jesus

Jesus comes and heals what’s wrong within us and what’s wrong between us. We’ve talked about that previously. But now we ask, “What’s the ticket for that healing? How does that healing come into our lives?” The answer, of course, is a well-known answer. It’s faith, but what is faith? How does it come? How does it work?

This whole chapter is about that. The two people he mentions are at the extreme ends of the social spectrum in that time and place. You have a woman of the street. You have a Roman centurion. And yet, the bottom line of the very first story is great faith. And the bottom line of the second story in verse 50 is: “Your faith has saved you …”

In the strongest possible ways, Luke is saying, “No matter who you are, no matter what your condition, no matter what, faith is the key.” These stories, these accounts, have been given to us to teach us something about that faith. Here’s what we can learn. We can learn how it comes, what it is, and where it takes us.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 26, 2003. Series "The Meaning of Jesus Part 1; Understanding Him". Scripture: Luke 7:1-10, 36-50.

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