Quote for Reflection (Sunday, September 8, 2019)

In Matthew 4, we see the crux of Jesus’ ministry involves teaching, preaching and healing. I have always been fascinated with how Jesus aligns healing with the more familiar ministries in the teaching and propagating of the gospel. It is evident that Jesus’ healing ministry is deeply tied with his compassion and love for the weary. Discipleship’s scope moves beyond spiritual conformity. The platform of healing tends to the souls and gives ground for growth into true Christ-likeness.

Lawrence Cheung (2017); The healing work of discipleship