Jesus the Healer – Sermon Series
In the Gospel of Mark what gets people’s attention is that Jesus is a healer. He heals the sick, the possessed, and even raises the dead. People seek him out in order to be healed, and end up getting more than they asked for. After months of a global pandemic, don’t we all want healing?
Let’s begin 2021 by deciding it will be the Best Year Ever (I mean, it can’t get any worse, right?) What we’ve learned from 2020 is that so much is beyond our control, but what we learn from the Bible is that for those who choose to follow Jesus, we can choose to have the Best Year Ever!
January 31- Healing for our Spirits
Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit. The people who had come to hear Jesus teach got more than they bargained for. The word begins to spread around Galilee that there’s a new healer in town, one that has power even over the demons.
New Revised Standard Version
The Man with an Unclean Spirit
21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.