Gospel Encounters

The Hands of the Healer

An adult Sunday School class at fpcedmond.org

taught by @wfryer @pocketshare

Matthew 8:14-17

Do you perceive Jesus as a healer?

How do those healed by Jesus respond?

How do you need Jesus to bring Healing to your life today?

BIG Questions:

Matthew 8:14-17

Today’s Outline:

  • Joys & Concerns
  • Matthew 8:14-17 (NIV)
  • LOTR Clips
  • Discussion
  • “Tolkien” trailer

The Conversion of St Paul is a 1527 oil on canvas painting by Parmigianino, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

It was seen in the house of Giovanni Andrea, a major figure in Parma, by both Giorgio Vasari(1550) and Lamo (1560). On Andrea's death in 1566 the work left Parma and is known to have been in Madrid in 1608, where it featured in the collection inventory of Pompeo Leoni. It moved to the museum in Vienna in the 18th century and was first exhibited to the public in 1912.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conversion_of_St_Paul_(Parmigianino)

Joys and Concerns

Christ Healing the Mother of Simon Peter’s Wife by John Bridges, 1839

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_Healing_the_Mother_of_Simon_Peter%E2%80%99s_Wife_by_John_Bridges.jpg

Do you perceive Jesus as a healer?

How do those healed by Jesus respond?

Christian Allegory in The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

(no single Jesus Character)

Gandalf - Aragorn - Samwise

Aragorn as an Allegorical Jesus Christ

(First 2 minutes)

Flight to the Ford Scene 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring Note

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajyF_M-IOg

Note Peter Jackson re-writes to the original text, elevating the role of Arwen

Return of the King ~ Extended Edition ~ House of Healing HD

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CiYBoH3uUM

Did you see or hear any new insights in these video depiction of healing?

How do you need Jesus to bring Healing to your life today?

Gospel Encounters

The Hands of the Healer

An adult Sunday School class at fpcedmond.org

taught by @wfryer @pocketshare

Matthew 8:14-17

Gospel Encounters - 24 March 2019 - The Hands of the Healer by @pocketshare @wfryer - Google Slides