Manifest Divinity: Jesus as Healer

We hear this morning a wonderful story of Jesus’ healing power. A miracle story known as one of the greatest stories in the Gospel. It is a powerful story in the fact that Jesus had left the synagogue with his disciples and went to Peter’s home. Upon arrival at Peter’s house, they found his mother­in­law sick in bed with a fever. Jesus took her by the hand and healed her as He lifted her up (Mark 1:31).

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Manifest Divinity: Jesus as Teacher

I grew up in a family of teachers and artists. Whether they were speaking in front of a classroom about the anatomy of a human being or assisting a student in the proper way to use a table-saw, my family was all about education. In being “about” education they were about words, words that hopefully provided enhancement for those who listened. Note, I said, “listened”, not just “heard”. There is a difference, but this morning we will focus on the teaching and the words, specifically the words of Jesus and the teaching of Jesus found in the Gospel of Mark 1:21-28.

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