Does the story of Jesus speak to our need for healing in today’s world—healing our own hearts, healing our social world, the cosmic healing of the entire universe?
This morning, I presented the fifth in what will be a series of 13 sermons on why we pay attention to Jesus. This one is called “God’s Greatest Power: Mercy.”
In this sermon, I focus on several biblical texts that speak to healing: Psalm 130 focusing on our own hearts, Isaiah 33 focusing on politics, and Revelation 21 focusing on cosmic transformation. Then I look at the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man in Luke 5:17-26 and suggest that Jesus shows the core of how God heals: the presence of transformative mercy, God’s greatest power.