March 25th, 2012 Book of Mark Wk18-Physical Healing

We continue in the book of Mark and see the healing power of Jesus and how it represents His will in our lives. On earth as it is in Heaven!

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The Gospel of Mark: Jesus Heals

March 25th, 2012  by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passage: Mark 6:53-56


A framework for understanding Mark: The book of Mark puts on display how Jesus brings more of heaven to earth and invites his followers to experience the same as they learn a new (kingdom) way of life from the Master and respond with regular repentance (turning to God) and belief (taking action).

New (Mark 6:53-56)

If Jesus is demonstrating what it looks like for the gospel of heaven to invade earth, then this text forces us to wrestle with the reality that physical healing is a _____________ part of that because physical healing was a regular part of Jesus’ ministry ________________ he went.

So far in the book of Mark ___________ person that had a physical need for healing Jesus healed, with the exception of his hometown friends

If healing isn’t a part of our life and our ministry, why not?

…Go make disciples….teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.      Matthew 28:19–20

This is an official passing of the mantel of leadership to do _____________ that Jesus did to bring heaven to earth by authority of the Holy Spirit.

Early in the book of Mark we get a window into the ______________ for Jesus’ healing:

And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” 42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. Mark 1:40–42 

“Moved with pity/compassion” is actually one word in greek, and it has the sense of an ____________, ____-level feeling that moves to action.

He sees the man with leprosy and it causes a gut level reaction of: “this is ______ how things should be.”

The ___________ and purpose for humanity is way out of alignment with the ________ of heaven and Jesus has come to set it right.

What is God’s will when it comes to healing?

Jesus (God incarnate), representing perfectly the heart of the father, answers that question.  Moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I am willing; be clean.”

Where do we come in?   Our job is to just be ____________.  Randy Clark says to “just stick your hand out and say Holy Spirit come.”

Our job is  to __________, God’s job is to heal.

“The way I approach someone for healing is, (God has spoken it to me many times) that My job is to love, His job is to heal…It’s always about love and compassion.  Sometimes we are so interested in the end result that we forget the person along the way.  And it’s about sharing compassion and love and you can’t fail because people leave feeling loved and that’s what matters.” -Heidi Baker, apostle in Mozambique

When it comes to healing there are lots of principles, but few _______. Laws don’t leave room for the __________ to blow wherever it pleases.

I’m not saying we don’t asked the nuanced questions, don’t let the questions be front and center. Let Jesus’ heart to heal be front and center because that is clear.

Jesus has his disciples learn ____ _______ _____. So that is the posture we want to take, as we “stick out our hand and say ‘Holy Spirit come.’”