From Pastor Perry

09/21/2014 Mark 1:29-34

Mark 1:29–34 (ESV)
Jesus Heals Many
29 And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

In Chapter 1, Mark has written about the John the Baptist, Jesus Baptism, the temptations in the desert, the picking of four of twelve disciples, Jesus teaching in the synagogue, Jesus being recognized by a demon that was cast out of a man, and an evangelism push from all who heard and witnessed what he has done.  This has been done in 28 verses.  Today’s reading, Jesus heals many.  It begins with the healing of Peter’s mother.  This is funny to me, because the Roman Catholic Church does not allow priests to be married, yet their first Pope (Simon-Peter) is married.  Go figure!  After healing Peter’s mother-in-law, Jesus healed all who were sick or oppressed by demons.  What is interesting about the last verse... and can almost be misses, where it says “he [Jesus] would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.”   I mentioned it about yesterday’s reading, but Mark brings out this point in today’s reading.  If you won’t listen to Jesus, at least listen to what the Demons have to say about Jesus.

I pray: O Lord, I don’t want people to follow the demons, but help them to learn from the demons that Jesus is the Son of God.  We live in a dark world where people choose demons over the creator.  Help me to let the light of Christ shine in this fallen world, and that the people be attracted to your Word.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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