The Loneliest Man in Palestine
Passage: Mark 1:40–1:45
At this time setting in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus is the most famous man in Palestine and everyone wants His attention. In the midst of these, Jesus disappears (Mark 1:35) and His disciples hunt Him down. But Jesus did not come just to heal; He came to preach the Gospel because our souls are at stake, not just our body.
With this story, Mark demonstrates that we are to fear Christ, and that Christ has come to save those who believe. The leper had faith; do you?
NOTE: This is the seventh sermon in a series titled The Gospel According to Mark. See the rest of the series here.