On Friday, August 12, 2016, at 6:00 PM the message "Jesus Heals the Mute" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. This message was taken from Matthew 9:32-35 and Mark 16:15-18.
The Bible has a lot to say about the deeper hidden spiritual meanings behind blindness. When Jesus healed blind men He often used those events to teach His disciples the deeper meanings. This time, the man was not blind, but deaf. It turns out there are some deeper meanings behind this phenomenon as well. The lesson today explored some of those meanings.
Christine noted people don't know what to say if they haven't been saved. The devil wants to keep them from hearing God's Word, so he attempts to keep Christians from speaking God's Word to them. Some people refuse to communicate and that causes lost souls, broken fellowship, and broken relationships. The Lord inhabits praises which must be spoken. Many of the Old Testament prophets were commissioned by the Lord touching their tongues. The second passage explains this very well. Preach the gospel, cast out devils and speak with new tongues to the saving of souls.
Prayer was given for the upcoming summer retreat, the Sunday service, and member requests including jobs and growth for the Church.