Saint Coleman Church Podcast

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Gospel of Matthew - Chapter 8

In today's podcast, we dive into Matthew chapter eight, exploring the miracles performed by Jesus as he comes down from the mountain after delivering his sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. These miracles serve as signs of the Messianic age and point to Jesus' identity as the Son of God.


  • The miracles Jesus performs signify the Messianic age and point to his identity as the Son of God.
  • Jesus goes to Capernaum, where he performs many miracles and healings. The first miracle is the healing of a leper, where Jesus touches him and restores his dignity. Jesus then encounters a centurion, a Roman soldier, who displays great faith in Jesus' power to heal his servant. Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law and many others who are sick or possessed by demons.
  • Jesus calms a storm at sea, demonstrating his power over nature.
  • Jesus crosses over to Gentile territory and encounters two demon-possessed men. The demons recognize Jesus as the Son of God and ask to be cast into a herd of swine, which then plunge into the sea and drown.
  • The people of the area are afraid and ask Jesus to leave their neighborhood.
  • Jesus bridges the gap between Jews and Gentiles, emphasizing that faith, not heritage, determines one's place in the kingdom of heaven.