Christ’s healing of the man with the withered hand is amazingly descriptive of the need and healing of the soul. Here is the step-by-step illustration of the elements of conversion in the Saviour’s words: “Rise up… stand forth… stretch forth thy hand”.
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And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Luke 6:6-10)
The deeper things of life are so easily crowded out today. Here at the Metropolitan Tabernacle we cater for the needs of the soul.
Permit me, as a pastor for many years, to plead with you not to let the ultimate meaning and purpose of life pass you by. True fulfilment and happiness depends on knowing who we are, and knowing the Lord, our Creator. Don’t let yourself be swept away, programmed and ruled by the shallow things of materialism and hedonism. We need God and one day we must give account to Him.
-Dr Peter Masters
The Gospel sermon above is a good place to start. You can also read the whole Bible online via the link below. Please click the ‘more information’ button below for ‘starter’ sermons, answers to common questions about the Christian faith, and mini-documentaries of many prominent men and women throughout history who came to know the life-transforming joy of salvation in Christ.