Mark 1:40-45

Healing for the Kingdom

Mark 1:40-45

Mark 1:40

A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. "If you want to," he said, "you can make me clean." (use)

Luke 13:12

...Jesus saw her, he called her over... (use)

Luke 19:5

...I must stay at your house today (use)

a sovereign who seeks us

Luke 9:38

...I beg you to look at my son... (use)

Mark 2:5

...when Jesus saw their faith... (use)

Mark 5:30

...Who touched my garments? (use)

Matthew 8:5

...a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him (use)

is will to have us seek him

Mark 1:41

Jesus was filled with pity, and stretched out his hand and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!" (use)

Not healing

2 Corinthians 12:7

Paul and the thorn in his side (use)

Zechariah 4:6

'The angel told me to give Zerubbabel this message from the Lord: "You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit."' (use)

What is the chief end of man? The chief aim of man is to love God and enjoy him forever.

Westminster Assembly., 1647. Westminster Shorter Catechism Q1. (use)

Hebrews 9:27

And in as much as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, (use)

Romans 14:8

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. (use)

Philippians 1:21

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (use)

2 Corinthians 5:8

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (use)

Purpose of healing

John 9:2

And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" (use)

Acts 9:17

So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." (use)

Matthew 5:17

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (use)

This healing enable the ceremonial cleanness of this man and his entry into the temple were he could enter to seek God. Jesus is relating this act of healing by sending him to the temple to Yahweh (I am). Enabling the restoration of the relationship.