By: W Stephen Svedin, Moroni Channel
​Published: Sunday, May 15 2016; 4:56 a.m. DMT
​United States of America
Jesus asks a Samaritan woman to give Him drink.


Jesus forgives sins, heals a paralytic and calls Matthew – Jesus  eats with sinners, heals a woman who touches his garments, and raises Jairus’s daughter to life – He opens the eyes of the blind, cast out a devil, and preaches the Gospel.
I think there is a message hidden in the first couple of verses, it was more important to Jesus that the man’s sins be forgiven than it was to heal him. What is the focus of our faith, I hope it is to have our sins forgiven.

Matthew 9 (KJV) Selected Verses
​1. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
​8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

Matthew 9 who will answer the call of the Lord of the Harvest In the following 20 verses you will see some very powerful miracles? Are miracles like this happening in the lives of those around you and in your life. If not, read the scriptures, pray, build your faith and they will come. More importantly consider verse 38 – Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. Are we praying that more Laborers will be sent. If not that is okay just get ready because you will be the laborer that will be sent in answer to the pray of someone else ​

​18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
​38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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​​W Stephen Svedin

W Stephen Svedin is a 66 years old Horticulturalist (fancy old farmer), when he is not in the greenhouse or in the nursery He likes to converse with others about the Scriptures and about God and what He wants us to do. He enjoyed teaching 7 years in primary it is the best calling he have ever had. He was just released from the Stake Sunday School Presidency and will soon be released from a call as a Church Service Missionary.
Bachlor of Science, Ornamental Horticulture
Utah State University – Logan UT
Minor in Botany and was also trained in Greenhouse Management in Logan Utah

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