THE HEALING OF THE NOBLEMAN’S SON
                                                            John 4:46-54

  Introduction

        A.  Briefly discuss narrative.

        B.  The nobleman’s coming to Jesus has in it many common elements of human
              Nature.

        C.  Let’s give consideration to some of these common aspects

   Body

    I.  The nobleman’s son was sick.

         A.  He was interested in the physical welfare of his son.

         B.  Fathers should be concerned with the physical welfare of their children, but
               also with the spiritual.  Ephesians 6:4; Deut. 6:6-9; Prov. 22:6

   II.  The nobleman came to Jesus.

         A.  Because he had a pressing need and he knew Jesus could meet that need.

         B.  We have a pressing need for salvation.  Romans 3:23; 6:23
               1.  We must come to Jesus by  faith.  Hebrews 11:6; John 8:24
               2.  We must come to Jesus in obedience.  Hebrews 5:9

  III.  The nobleman believed the words of Jesus when He said, “Go your way; you son
         lives.”

         A.  We must believe what Jesus says about salvation.
               1.  Matthew 28:18-20
               2.  Mark 16:16

  IV.  The nobleman trusted in the promise of Jesus.

          A.  For example, we must believe in the promise of eternal life.  John
                14:1-3; 1 Peter 1:3-5

  Conclusion
          A.  The faith that the nobleman manifested toward Jesus is the kind of faith that
                we must have.
  Source:  Study Outline by Gus Nichols    
               
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