Jesus is the Great Physician.
The word physician denotes the power to heal,
to make one physically whole.
Jesus touched those who were physically broken
and made them whole.
In these passages we will see
the healing power of Jesus Christ
illustrated in the Bible.
A sign to all
Luke 7:19-23/Matthew 11:2-6
The whole have no need of a physician
Infirmities………… ..Luke 8:43-48
The Blind……………John 9
Two blind men……..Matthew 9:27-29
The lame…………….John 5:1-18
The lepers…………..Luke 17:11-19
The deaf…………….Mark 7:31-37
The dead are raised:
The widow’s son………Luke 7:11-17
Daughter of Jairus……Luke 8:40-42, 49-56
A sign to all
From Luke 7:19-23/Matthew 11:2-6
While in prison, John the Baptist
heard about the works of Jesus.
He called two of his disciples
and sent them to Jesus.
John instructed them to ask Jesus,
Are you the one that should come?
Or should we look for another?
When they came to Jesus,
they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask,
“Are you the one that should come?
Or should we look for another?”
In that same hour Jesus cured many
of their infirmities and plagues,
and of evil spirits;
to many that were blind he gave sight.
Then Jesus answered them,
“Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard.
Tell him that the blind see, the lame walk,
the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear,
the dead are raised,
and to the poor the gospel is preached.
Blessed is he, who shall not be offended in me.”
Fulfills the prophecy in Isaiah 35:4-6
…Your God will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as a hart,
and the tongue of the dumb shall sing…
The Whole Have No Need of a Physician
From Matthew 9:9-13
Jesus went to the sea side.
A crowd followed him
and he taught them.
As he passed by,
Jesus saw Matthew sitting at the receipt of custom.
“Follow me,” Jesus said to him.
Matthew arose and followed Jesus.
Later, as Jesus ate in Levi’s house,
many publicans and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples.
When the scribes and Pharisees saw Jesus
eating with publicans and sinners,
they asked his disciples,
“Why does he eat and drink with publicans and sinners?”
Jesus heard their question,
and he said to them,
“Those who are whole have no need of the physician,
but they that are sick.
I came not to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”
From Luke 8:43-48
Also Matthew 9:20-22/ Mark 5:25-34
There was a woman,
who had an issue of blood for twelve years.
She had spent all of her money on doctors,
but they could not help her.
She said to herself,
“If I may but touch Jesus’ garment,
I will be whole.”
So she came up behind Jesus in a crowd,
and touched the hem of his garment.
Immediately, the issue of blood stopped flowing.
Jesus turned and asked, “Who touched me?”
The woman came forward trembling and fell at his feet.
She declared before the crowd the reason she had touched him.
She told that she had been healed immediately.
Jesus said to her, “Daughter, be of good comfort;
Your faith has made you whole.”
Two Blind Men
From Matthew 9:27-31
Two blind men followed Jesus,
“Son of David, have mercy on us.”
Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they answered.
Then Jesus touched their eyes and said,
“According to your faith, let it be done to you.”
And their eyes were opened.
Excerpts from John 9
On a Sabbath day,
Jesus saw a man who was blind from birth.
He spat on the ground,
and made clay of the spittle,
and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
Jesus told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam.
The man did as Jesus said and returned, seeing.
The neighbors asked,
“Isn’t this the man that sat and begged?”
Some said, “Yes, it is he.”
“Others said, “He is like him.”
But the man said, “I am he.”
“How were your eyes opened?” they asked.
“A man called Jesus made clay,
and anointed my eyes.
He told me to go and wash in the pool of Siloam.
I went and washed,
and I received my sight.”
They brought the once-blind man to the Pharisees.
The Pharisees questioned him
about how he had received his sight.
Again the man told what Jesus had done.
The Pharisees asked him who he thought Jesus was.
He answered, He is a prophet.
There was division among the Pharisees about who Jesus was. Some said a sinner because he made clay on the Sabbath.
Others said, How can a sinner do this thing?
He must be of God.
The Pharisees did not believe that the man had been blind,
and received his sight.
They called the parents of him that had received his sight.
And they asked them,
“Is this your son, who you say was born blind?”
His parents answered,
“We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind.”
“How then does he now see?”
“By what means he now sees, we do not know.
He is of age.
Ask him and he will answer for himself.”
They say to the blind man again,
“What do you say of this man,
who has opened your eyes?”
“Since the world began it has not been heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.”
And they cast him out of the synagogue.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out;
and when he had found him, he asked him,
“Do you believe on the Son of God?”
He answered and said, “Who is he, Lord,
that I might believe on him?”
Jesus said to him, “You have both seen him,
and it is he who talks with you now.”
And he said, “Lord, I believe.”
And the man worshipped Jesus.
From John 5:1-18
There was a feast of the Jews;
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool,
which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda,
having five porches.
In these porches lay a great multitude of impotent folk,
of blind, halt, withered,
waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool,
and troubled the water:
whoever then first stepped into the water was made whole
of whatsoever disease he had.
And a certain man was there,
who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there,
and knew that he had been now a long time in that condition,
he said to him,
Will you be made whole?
The impotent man answered him,
“Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool
when the water is troubled:
but while I am coming, another person steps down before me.”
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.”
And immediately the man was made whole,
and took up his bed, and walked.
It was the Sabbath.
The Jews therefore said to him that was cured.
“It is the Sabbath day:
it is not lawful for you to carry your bed on the Sabbath day.”
He answered them, “He that made me whole,
the same said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.”
Then they asked him, “What man said to you,
Take up your bed, and walk?”
And he that was healed did not know who it was:
for Jesus had conveyed himself away,
a multitude being in that place.
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple,
and said to him,
Behold, you are made whole:
sin no more, lest a worse thing come to you.
The man departed, and told the Jews
that it was Jesus, who had made him whole.
Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus,
and sought to slay him,
because he had done these things on the Sabbath.
But Jesus answered them,
My Father works hitherto, and I work.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him,
because he not only had broken the Sabbath,
but also said that God was his Father,
making himself equal with God.
From Luke 17:11-19
As Jesus entered into a certain village,
there met him ten men who were lepers.
They stood far off, and lifted up their voices, and said,
“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
When Jesus saw them, he said to them,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they went, they were cleansed.
One of them,
when he saw that he was healed,
and with a loud voice
He fell down on his face at Jesus’ feet,
giving him thanks.
Jesus asked, “Were there not ten cleansed?
Where are the other nine?
Arise, go your way.
Your faith has made you whole.”
From Mark 7:31-37
Jesus came to the Sea of Galilee.
The people brought to him one that was deaf,
and had an impediment in his speech.
They begged Jesus to put his hand on the deaf man.
Jesus took him aside from the crowd.
He put his fingers into the man’s ears,
and he spit, and touched the man’s tongue.
Looking up to heaven,
Jesus sighed, and said to him,
Immediately the man’s ears were opened,
and his tongue was loosed,
and he spoke plainly.
The people said Jesus has made both the deaf to hear,
and the dumb to speak.
The Dead – The Widow’s Son
From Luke 7:11-15
Jesus went into a city called Nain,
and many people followed him.
When he came near the gate of the city,
a dead man was being carried out.
The man was the only son of his mother,
and she was a widow.
Many people of the city were with her.
When the Lord saw her,
he had compassion on her,
and said to her, “Weep not.”
And he came and touched the bier:
and they that bore the widow’s son stood still.
Jesus said, “Young man, arise.”
And he that was dead sat up,
and began to speak.
And Jesus delivered him to his mother.
The Dead – The Daughter of Jairus
From Luke 8:41-42, 49-56
Matthew 9:18-19, 23-26, Mark 5:21-24, 35-43
There came a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue.
He fell down at Jesus’ feet, and
begged him that he would come to his house.
Jairus had one only daughter.
She was twelve years of age,
and she lay dying.
One came from the house of the ruler saying
Your daughter is dead. Don’t trouble the Master.
But Jesus heard it, and said,
“Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.”
When Jesus came into the house,
he would not let any man go in,
except Peter, and James, and John,
and the father and the mother of the maiden.
And all wept, and bewailed her:
but he said, Weep not;
she is not dead, but sleeps.
And they laughed him to scorn,
knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out,
and took her by the hand,
and called, saying, “Maid, arise.”
And her spirit came again,
and she arose straightway:
and he commanded to give her meat.
And her parents were astonished:
but he charged them
that they should tell no man what was done.
The dead – Lazarus
From John 11:11-45
Our friend Lazarus sleeps;
but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep…
However, Jesus spoke of his death…
Then Jesus said plainly, “Lazarus is dead.
And I am glad for your sakes
that I was not there,
to the intent you may believe;
nevertheless let us go to him”…
Now Bethany was near Jerusalem…
and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary,
to comfort them concerning their brother.
As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming,
she went and met him:
but Mary still sat in the house.
When Jesus came,
Lazarus had lain in the grave
four days already.
Martha said to Jesus,
“Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.
But I know, that even now,
whatever you ask of God,
God will give it to you.”
Jesus said to her,
“Your brother shall rise again.”
“I know that he shall rise again
in the resurrection at the last day.”
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection, and the life:
he who believes in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:
And whoever lives and believes in me
shall never die.
Do you believe this?”
She said, “Yea, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ,
the Son of God, who should come into the world.”
And when she had so said, she went her way,
and called Mary her sister secretly, saying,
The Master is come,
and calls for you.
As soon as Mary heard that,
she arose quickly, and came to him.
Now Jesus was not yet come into the town,
but was in that place where Martha met him.
The Jews who were with Mary in the house,
and comforted her,
when they saw that Mary rose up hastily and went out,
saying, She goes to the grave to weep there.
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was,
and saw him,
she fell down at his feet, saying,
Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.
When Jesus saw her weeping,
and the Jews also weeping who came with her,
he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
And said, Where have you laid him?
They answered, Lord, come and see.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
And some of them said, Could not this man,
who opened the eyes of the blind,
have caused that even this man should not have died?
Jesus, again groaning in himself,
came to the grave.
It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, Take away the stone.
Martha said, Lord, by this time he stinks:
for he has been dead four days.
Jesus said unto her, Said I not to you,
that if you would believe,
you shall see the glory of God?
Then they took away the stone
from the place where the dead was laid.
And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,
Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
And I know that you hear me always:
but because of the people who stand by I said it,
that they may believe that you have sent me.
And when he had spoken,
he cried with a loud voice,
Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with grave clothes:
and his face was bound about with a napkin.
Jesus said to them, Loose him, and let him go.
Then many of the Jews
who came with Mary
and had seen the things which Jesus did,
believed on him.
After Lazarus is Raised
From John 12:1-2, 9-10
Then six days before the passover
Jesus came to Bethany,
where Lazarus was who had been dead,
whom Jesus raised from the dead.
There they made him a supper;
and Martha served:
but Lazarus was one of them
who sat at the table with Jesus….
Many of the Jews knew that Jesus was there:
and they came not only for Jesus’ sake,
but that they might see Lazarus also,
whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests consulted
that they might put Lazarus also to death;
Because that by reason of him
many of the Jews went away,
and believed on Jesus.