THE MAIN POINT
The Gospel of Mark highlights, that God is in the business of redeeming and healing us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Mark 5:25-34, Psalm 147:3
As discussed last week, the Gospel of Mark showcases Jesus’ actions more than his teachings. Through his actions, we see the character of God as a healer, redeemer, and restorer.
The Gospel of Mark showcases 18 miracles within 16 chapters. There is a huge theme within Mark, as Jesus is the healer not only the physical but emotional and spiritual health too.
- Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4:35–41)
- Jesus feeds five thousand (Mark 6:30–44)
- Jesus walks on water (Mark 6:45–52)
Miracles of healing- Evil spirits
- A man with an evil spirit (Mark 1:21–28)
- A man with evil spirits (The Gerasene Demoniac) (Mark 5:1–20)
- The Syro-Phoenician woman’s daughter (Mark 7:24–30)
- The boy with the evil spirit (Mark 9:14–29)
Miracles of healing – physical illness
- Jesus heals many people (Simon’s mother-in-law) (Mark 1:29–34).
- Jesus heals a man with a dreaded skin disease (Mark 1:40–45)
- Jesus heals a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1–12)
- The man with the paralyzed hand (Mark 3:1–6)
- Jesus heals the hemorrhagic (Mark 5:25–34)
- Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:21–42)
As you prepare the core of the message using personal stories and questions keep in mind these points:
- Jesus is in the business of redeeming us, not only physically but emotionally, and spiritually because this is the way of the kingdom of God.
- Miracles demonstrated the urgency that the Kingdom of God is here.
- It is not always God’s will to heal someone on this side of eternity but it is always God’s will to bless someone.
As you prepare the application, challenge and/or encouragement, keep in mind these points:
- Pose the question, “What do you need healing in your life for?”
- Pray for healing, whatever that may be, where do you need God to step in?
- Take time to reflect on the Mark 5:34