Jesus Heals the Hurting

by Doy Moyer The world in which we live is filled with heartache and pain. This is part of the corruption experienced by humanity due to the problem of sin (Genesis 3). Things in this world are not as they were initially created to be, and we know things need to be made right. Our…

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Is the reason I haven’t been healed that I haven’t confessed all my sins?

Question: Hi, In reference to James 5:16: “Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” I have a rare genetic condition that causes hearing and visual impairment. They are incurable and my vision is deteriorating and might lead to blindness. Many pastors and people in my church have…

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Can taking Holy Communion miraculously heal?

Question: Dear friend, I was baptized as an adult who believes in Christ. I was told that he is our Perfector and our Savior. I had previously struggled with lust, hoping to rid my life of pornographic images. After the baptism, I would still sometimes masturbate, which a Christian friend said he once had problems with.…

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How does God heal people today?

Question: How does God heal people now that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, including healing are no longer given to people? I believe that God heals us still because He has healed me, but it wasn’t instant like when the apostles healed. We pray for God to heal the sick, but I wonder if…

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Is Isaiah 53:5 speaking of physical or spiritual healing?

Question: Is Isaiah 53:5 speaking of physical or spiritual healing? Answer: “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,…

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Why didn’t God heal my wife?

Question: Hi, I read some sermons from your website about the person who accepted Jesus, believe in him, and went to church, but he turned back to his old way and sinned again. It’s like me now. I went to Bible college with my wife about ten years ago. We came back and helped lead…

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Was forgiveness required prior to healing?

Question: A question was raised in a Bible study this past Sunday with various opinions. Reading articles on your website leads me to believe you may be able to provide some additional insight, with Scriptures, into our discussion next Sunday. Studying Mark 2 Jesus forgives the paralytic and then heals him afterward. A comment was…

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Miraculous Gifts

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/MiraculousGifts.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text:   I.         For decades now many of the traditional denominations have been in decline.             A.        The more liberal the beliefs, the larger the decline. Those espousing conservative views show growth. But the ones showing strong growth are the charismatic groups             B.        Name the largest groups in a region, and over half are…

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Why Pray for the Sick?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/WhyPrayForTheSick.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         We have talked about the purpose of miracles earlier             A.        Purpose                         1.         To reveal the truth – John 16:13                         2.         To confirm the truth                                     a.         Heb. 2:3-4 – God shows his agreement with the speaker                                     b.         Mk 16:20 – Confirmed the word spoken                                     c.         Acts 2:22 – Jesus was attested by God through miracles                         3.         Miracles were…

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Did my sins cause my pain? If I stop, will my disease go away?

Question: Dear preacher, I am 25 years old. For the past six years, I have been walking with severe heel pain in both legs. I have consulted many doctors, and I have taken many pain killers, steroids, and anti-inflammatory medications but I am unable to walk properly. I was once a district volleyball player, but…

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