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Mark 1:29-39

Lesson Focus

Jesus heals us so that we might engage in active and intentional Christian ministry.

Lesson Outcomes

Through this lesson, students should:

  • Comprehend that our healing from sin and death prepares us to engage in Christian ministry. 

  • Be encouraged to serve others.

Catching Up on the Story

Mark’s narrative is off to a fast start. He introduces us to John the Baptist, a preacher who begins to prepare the way for Jesus’ coming. John the Baptist and the context in which he is set places the narrative that follows squarely within the scope of Israel’s hope for the future found in the Old Testament. Jesus is seen as a continuation of what God has been doing for Israel in the past.