Sermon Text: Mark 1:29–34 (ESV)
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.
Sermon Title: Jesus ministry is personal, public and powerful.
1. Personal. vv 29-31
God cares for you personally. We should expect the manifest presence of the king and his kingdom personally today.
2. Public. vv 33
God cares for our community. We should expect the manifest presence of the king and His Kingdom in a community sense today.
3. Powerful. vv 31, 34
The person and work of Jesus brings about spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and volitional healing today.
Side note Topic: Healing:
1. a sign of the inaugurated (then) kingdom and the present kingdom (now)…
2. Demonstrates God’s mercy…
3. Helps equip us for ministry (saved to serve)
4. Brings God glory…
The role of Faith in healing…
1. Sometimes the sick persons faith is emphasized…
2. Sometimes the faith of others…
We should pray for healing, expect healing always today (Matt 6:13, 3 John 2)
It is wrong (and can be abusive) to attribute a lack of faith to the absence of healing… God does not always heal.
The source of disease is the result of the kingdom lost (The Fall)
Healing comes from the person and work of Christ on our behalf… (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Matt 8:16-17)
Ultimate healing will take place for the believer at the second coming.