Tag: Healing

Sermon Notes: Healing a Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda painting by Robert Bateman (1877)


There is a story in the Gospel of John 5:1-15 that proved problematic for Liberals who don’t believe in the Bible. They maintained the Pool of Bethesda did not exist, discrediting St. John’s writings. However, in the 19th Century, archeologists discovered this controversial structure exactly where John said it was. The discovery actually silenced the liberal critics.

Now that discovery doesn’t prove the miracle associated with the place actually happened but it proves the historical credibility of John’s account. It makes this passage worth our attention. So tonight I want to highlight four truths I learned myself. [Image Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

Sermon notes: Jesus heals a Roman Centurion’s Servant

A photo of a Galea worn by Roman Centurions.


In the weeks that passed by, I shared with you Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount.” For the past 24 years, I have listened to many Preachers and preached many sermons myself. But none of those preachers or myself ever concluded a sermon with an unexpected warning like Jesus gave in his sermon on the mount. His exact words were,

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:21-23)

Sermon: Three False Teachings about Divine Healing

A photo of a wheelchair on the beach.


Divine healing is one of the four cardinal doctrines of the Assemblies of God. It means that we believe divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

This crucial doctrine is subject to many false teachings today. In my sermon tonight I want to refute the three most common false teachings about this important doctrine. These are: (A) Sin prevents us from being healed (B) Divine healing was limited to the NT era. (C) Christ alone could heal the sick.

Sermon: Emotional Healing and the Christian

A jump shot photography of a woman in a white and yellow dress near a body of water.


In his class work of literature, Future Shock, Alvin Toffler spoke of when our culture would change so radically that the human mind could not cope with it. I believe we are seeing that come to pass. In the early years of my ministry, counseling was almost unheard of. The need seemed to be rare. Today, a Pastor who has no counseling skills has a tough time finding a job. People deal with emotional pain in several different ways. I would like to address four of them today. [A sermon by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Used with permission.]

Sermon Notes: Praying for Divine Healing

Sermon Notes: Praying for Divine Healing


Sickness is among the many circumstances in life where prayer is needed, and concerning such prayer James the apostle gives detailed instructions. Today’s sermon is an exegetical study of these. Follow me to see what valuable lessons we can learn about prayer and divine healing.

Sermon Notes: What does the Bible say about Sickness and Divine Healing?

Photo of a person leaving a wheelchair behind.


Wikipedia reports heart decreases (followed by Lung deceases, Diabetes, Influenza/ Pneumonia, and Alzheimer’s) are the leading cause of death in the United States of America while firearms are the least.

I don’t intend to condemn modern medical science but had the author of Ecclesiastes lived among us today, he would have written that all the advancements in medical science are utterly meaningless because clearly, the battles mankind has lost to deceases outnumber the ones it has won.

The Bible, however, tells us God is our divine healer and there’s hope to anyone that comes to him. So today’s sermon is about how you can receive this healing.

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