In today’s (chronological) Bible reading… Matthew 4:23-25; 8:14-17; Mark 1:21-39;             Luke 4:31-44… we summarize Jesus first phase of public ministry in Galilee.

Jesus brought healing and deliverance to the poor and needy by the authority of His word.  Because He constantly defeated the Devil privately, He could defeat Him publicly. 

While preaching and teaching was His major ministry, Jesus also had compassion for people… and sometimes stopped talking so He could minister to them.

We may not have the power to heal (though Jesus said He would heal through us if we would have faith He could), but we DO have the ability to help… to assist… to care… and to show compassion.  And we SHOULD do it… in Jesus’ name.

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