When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“He took up our infirmities
and bore our diseases.”

Matthew 8:14-17

In our last post from Matthew, we saw that the Kingdom would extend not only to Jews but to Gentiles as well; here we see that where the Kingdom goes, healing follows.

Jesus is a visitor in Peter’s house in this scene, which gives us an interesting little bit of insight into Peter’s life. I’m sure that you recall that Peter, who was a commercial…

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