• Jesus healed people with no strings attached. 
  • The promotion of the work of Jesus was based on the results of his ministry, not his charisma. I believe he was very charismatic…people flocked to hear him speak but when people left the bible says they told the stories of healing. 
  • Why are we not telling more of the healing stories? 
  • Jesus asked Simon who “the son of man” was. When Simon answered correctly Jesus showed how you can only really know Him through relationship and experience, not education or stories.
  • Simon properly identifying who Jesus was, allowed for Jesus to define Simon… When we find out who HE is, we can find out who WE are.
  • “Self help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, the way to finding yourself, your true self.” 16:26