Matthew 9:1-8 - (1) Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. (2) Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” (3) At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” (4) Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? (5) Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? (6) But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” (7) Then the man got up and went home. (8) When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
Luke 8:41-55 - (41) Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house (42) because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. (43) And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. (44) She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. (45) “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” (46) But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” (47) Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. (48) Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” (49) While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.” (50) Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” (51) When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. (52) Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.” (53) They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. (54) But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” (55) Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.
Ephesians 2:1-5 - (1) As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, (2) in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. (3) All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. (4) But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, (5) made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
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