by Jesse Hendley

Jesus Healing in the House of Friends
Jesse M. Hendley
Mark 1:29-34, Matthew 8:14-17, Luke 4:38-41

Today we want to study about Jesus, The Mighty Healer, in the house of His friends. We have already studied about Jesus and Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, a man who at first had no faith in Him but came to Him with the humble request that He heal his dying little girl, and Jesus answered his request. We have studied about the woman (traditionally called Veronica) who had spent all her means on physicians and could find no healing until she met The Great Physician. He stepped across the threshold of her life and made her absolutely whole. Jesus is wonderful!

Today we see Jesus in the house of His friends. The setting is the home of Simon, in Capernaum. It is the Sabbath Day. The record is given in Mark 1:29-34, in Matthew 8:14-17 and in Luke 4:38-41. We read in Mark, ''And forthwith they were come out of the synagogue and entered into the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever and anon they tell Him of her. And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her and she ministered unto them. And at even when the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all of the city was gathered together at the door. And He healed many that were sick of divers disease and cast out many devils and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew Him.''

The setting of this story is interesting. We are carried back to Mark 1: 21-28, which tells us of His entering the synagogue, teaching, and casting out a demon from a man. They were all amazed at two things about the Lord Jesus in the synagogue. First, they were amazed at His teaching. He taught them things they had never known before. My friends, what would we know about God as to the truth of His nature if it were not for what Jesus taught us? He came to teach us wha ...

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