Page 6 of The Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew covers Matthew 8:1-9:34. It provides a high speed montage of Jesus’ ministry of healing and power. He heals the marginalized and demonstrates power over the Sea, the demons, and Sin itself. The news of Jesus’ power spreads across the countryside. The crowds love him, the religious leaders think he is a demon.
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Special Note: this passage is NOT included in the Narrative Lectionary. We will spend January preaching through Page 3, then we skip most of page 4 and spend three weeks on page 5, The Sermon on the Mount (Jan 27 – Feb. 10). I encourage you to soak in the text of page 6 between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.
The truth is that we skip a large portion of Matthew between those two weeks. Stay tuned for pages 7, 8 and 9 before then.