02-05-2017 – The Untouchables
Bible Text: Mark 1:35-42 | Preacher: Eddie White | Series: On Your Mark
2-5-2017 – On Your Mark
Who are our “Untouchables”?
– Those with leprosy or other illnesses
– Mentally afflicted
– Politically different
– Same sex couples
Mark 1:35-42 (NIV)
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.