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A Time to Speak, a Time to Remain Silent

A Time to Speak, a Time to Remain Silent

Mark 1:40-45 Suggest further reading: Luke 24:25-27, 44-49 Our Lord respected the ceremonial law even while knowing that the rituals commanded in Moses’ Law were temporary. He knew that, while they were crucial to the life of the believer in maintaining fellowship...

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The Great Physician

The Great Physician

Mark 1:40-45 Suggested further reading: Numbers 5:1-4 Leprosy is rarely found in our country but in Bible lands it was common. A vicious disease, it attacked not merely the skin but also the blood and the bones until the person rotted to death. Among the Jews, the...

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Jesus Was a Preacher!

Jesus Was a Preacher!

Mark 1:35-39 Suggest further reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Our Lord came into the world for many reasons, and one was to be a preacher and teacher of the Word of God. He came in His office as Priest by which He offered Himself as a sacrifice of our sins. He came in His...

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Jesus Heals Completely!

Jesus Heals Completely!

Mark 1:27-34 Suggested further reading: Hebrews 10:11-14 In times of trouble, our first response should naturally be to turn to Jesus for help. We know, as did those in our reading for today, that there is no remedy like Him. Naturally, we should use any appropriate...

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The Demons Believe. Do You?

The Demons Believe. Do You?

Mark 1:21-28 Suggested further reading: Matthew 19:16-22 Ironically, here we read that the demons say that they know who our Lord is, even while the religious scribes and Pharisees do not. But their knowledge did not save them. Why? Because they had merely an...

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A Call to Fish

A Call to Fish

Luke 5:1-11 Suggested further reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 Being in God’s presence humbles us by making us painfully aware of our sinfulness—so Peter learns here when the miraculous catch of fish reveals to him God’s presence in their boat in the person of Jesus. At the time...

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Obey Now!

Obey Now!

Luke 5:1-11 Suggested further reading: Matthew 8:18-22 Our Lord was always ready to preach the Word, not just in a church but in public, on a street corner, or even a fisherman’s boat. Souls need to hear the Gospel. Thus, any personal consideration is ignored. God’s...

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Preaching Repentance

Preaching Repentance

Matthew 4:12-17 Suggest further reading: Romans 2:1-11 There is no greater honor for a believer to have than to share the Gospel with others because nothing is more important than the saving of souls. Our Lord dedicated Himself to this task. To this, He ap-pointed His...

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