Worship and Bible Study
Sermon: Facing Jesus: Does Jesus Care?
Series: Facing Jesus
Text: Mark 4:35-41
The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Suggested Devotional Reading for Sunday, February 1:
Mark 4:35-41 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Text: Mark 1:29-31
The Jesus of Mark’s gospel is portrayed as always on the move. His actions are described as taking place “immediately” or “at once.” This is the Jesus presented to an essentially Roman audience. Mark’s Gospel emphasizes Jesus’ ministry to Gentiles and to outsiders in general. Jesus is presenting a view of freedom here which will be expounded more in Paul’s epistles. Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever. Current research has focused on the reality of malaria in ancient Rome leading to deadly fevers. Fever can take many forms. It can symbolize anything that overpowers us. Jesus frees us from whatever fever may grip us, enabling us, like Peter’s mother-in-law, to serve others.
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January 21, 2015
This is a distressing part of Scripture. We see a seemingly endless cycle of idolatry, violence, betrayal, civil war and murder. What possible lessons can we learn from a passage like this? We see the astonishing faithfulness of God in the midst of incredible human sin.
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