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Jesus and you

  • This little outline, done in 2001, came out of a notebook I went through yesterday.
  • Text: Matthew 8.1-4, Jesus cures a paralytic.
  • Objective: To show that Jesus cares for every person.

  1. Jesus is interested in the individual—in you, vv. 1-3.
  2. Jesus wants to—and has the power to—purify your life, v. 3.
  3. Jesus is concerned about your future, v. 4.

Conclusion: Get closer to Jesus! v. 2. (The leper “approached” Jesus.)

I often used to work from a minimal outline, like this one, because I’ve been teaching God’s Word for so long that I have a sort of intuitive idea of ​​what I want to talk about and how to handle the text, as well as how to transition between parts and points.

In recent years, however, I have worked to make sketches more complete, in order to leave to others and to facilitate their use. But that the sketch above can serve as a message seed.

May this and other outlines and messages bless you and those you hear.


J. Randal Matheny
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Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. He is one of God's little ones. He seeks to speak the truth simply and lovingly. His personal site is

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