The Gospel: Cleansing, Faith & Forgiveness (Luke 5:12-26 ESV)

Introduction:

Now that the first disciples have been officially called, the ministry begins to gain even more momentum.  The audience grows wider, deeper, and higher.  Jesus cannot help but to operate with COMPASSION in full POWER & AUTHORITY given to him by the Father.  Here we have two works of miracles, the first is a miraculous cleansing, the next is a miraculous healing based on the forgiveness of sins which is as a twist of lemon for the visiting Pharisees and teachers.  This is where the commotion with the rulers and authorities begins...Let us read, let us receive, let us remember how awesome our Savior, Master & Healer truly is...