Monday, March 26, 2007

# 3 Account of Jesus Healing in Group Settings

Mark 3:7-12 (New International Version)

(Also found in Matthew 12: 15-16 and Luke: 6: 17-19)
Crowds Follow Jesus
7Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. 8When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon. 9Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. 10For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him. 11Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." 12But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.

Reflection: Why did the evil spirits succumb to Christ's order to not tell who he was? Why did Christ compell them to not speak of Him? Think about it.

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