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Author: Kent Berghuis
Fishers of Men Mark 1:14-45 Intro: Jesus demonstrated his authority I. By proclaiming his message (14-15) A. His message is called "the gospel of God." B. His message has two parts: 1. God's part--the time has come for his kingdom 2. Our part--repent and believe II. By calling his disciples (16-20) A. He calls them to follow him --they left work and family behind B. He calls them to become "fishers of men" --implies a similar tactic, but a new target III. By healing the sick (21-45) A. He healed a demon-possessed man (21-28) --it happened in the synagogue --he was teaching with authority (22, 27) --the demon announced who Jesus was --news traveled fast --shows his authority over demons B. He healed Simon's mother-in-law (29-31) --shows his authority over illness C. He healed many others (32-34) --shows that the extent of his authority was not limited D. He went to his Father to have his strength restored (35-39) --shows the need for time alone with God to recover --shows how ministry flows from our relationship with God E. He healed a leper (40-45) --shows his compassion on the outcast (note that he touched him, 41) --gives a "calling card" to the authorities in Jerusalem (how many cured lepers do you suppose they saw?) --Jesus asks for silence, but the man couldn't contain himself; this led to Jesus being forced out of the cities because of the crowds.