Capernaum

Jesus cleanses a leper

TEXT: Mark 1:40-45

Just before Jesus heads back to Capernaum to end His first crusade (verses 38-39), Mark writes about an encounter where a man with leprosy begged Jesus for healing.

The New International Version of the Bible says the man went to his knees and begged Jesus for healing (Mark 1:40). Jesus was moved with compassion, and touched Him.

Jesus heals Simon Peter's mother-in-law

TEXT: MARK 1:29-34.

Still in Capernaum, Jesus and his four disciples (Simon (Peter), Andrew, James and John) leave the synagogue where Jesus had just cast devils out of a worshiper, and proceed to the home of Simon and Andrew.

Now, in this passage of scripture, we see Jesus heal Simon's mother-in-law, followed by an evening of healing and deliverance of a large crowd of people afflicted with diseases or demons

Jesus casts out religious demons

TEXT: Mark 1:21-28

Here in this passage, we have poof that the devil goes to church.

Setting the scene: Mark writes that Jesus has been baptized by John the Baptist, then tempted by Satan in the wilderness. After that, John the Baptist is imprisoned, and Jesus begins his ministry by calling  four fishermen to be disciples:  Simon (Peter), his brother Andrew, and James and John, who also brothers and the sons of Zebedee.

Jesus launches his first crusade

TEXT: Mark 1:35-39

After Jesus heals Simon's mother-in-law, and a host of sick and demon-possessed people who showed up at Simon's front door in Capernaum, he now readies to launch a crusade that will take him and the disciples through all the towns of Galilee (REFERENCE: Mark 1:38).

We now look at the events surrounding that first crusade.

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