Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
Power and Impact
January 31, 2021

Power and Impact

January 31, 2021

Power and Impact
Following the Servant
Mark 1:29-39

Jesus, the Sacrificial Servant, backs up His words with works, the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law and those who were sick and demon-possessed, and in the process solidifies the faith of His disciples. He also draws crowds to hear the Good News of the Gospel. His secret: “a solitary place where he prayed.”

1.   Jesus came to (vv. 29-34)

A.  Jesus Came to (vv. 29-31)

Mark 10:45

Jesus doesn’t just observe our pain, He .

There is healing in the atonement.

Isaiah 53:5

Matthew 8:17

“Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4

Revelation 21:4, 5

B.  Jesus Came to Deliver . (vv. 32-34)

God cares in this fallen world.

2.   The Kingdom advances through (vv 35-39)

“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first THREE hours in prayer.” -Martin Luther

Prayer was Jesus’ .

A.  If Jesus is God the Son, and He thought He needed more prayer the busier it got, how much more ?

B.  We learn from Jesus the of what prayer really is.

Luke 11:1-13

The essence of prayer is that in Christ, the Lord of the universe, has

Just think of what we’ve already seen in Mark 1:

–   We saw the Spirit descend on Jesus at his baptism
–   We saw the Father speak His infinite love into Jesus’ life saying, “You are my Son.  You delight me.”
–   Now Jesus is back for that.  He was God but He was also a human being, and He needed it.  THE POWER OF JESUS’ LIFE, is the joy of being God’s Son, the second person of the Trinity.

the purpose of prayer is not to get things from God, it’s !

1 Thessalonians 2:4

We trust the fact that God keeps His Word, and we submit

you can go to daily to spend quality time with the Lord.

Matthew 4:17

If you have a smart phone, one very practical way for you to pray for our pastoral staff is to do the following:

1.  Go to text messages and type in the address line: 74574
2.  Type in the word, “Pastor”
3.  It will respond: “Would you like ‘daily’ or ‘weekly’ reminders to pray for your pastor?”
4.  Respond by typing in either ‘daily’ or ‘weekly.’

You’re all set up and you will start to receive daily or weekly reminders to pray that include a request and a Scripture reference.  As you receive those reminders, PRAY. Thank you.


Daily Meditations
Memory verse: “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.”         Mark 1:35 
Read Mark 1.  When Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, He did not use any spells, incantations, or rituals. What does this say about His power and authority?
What examples of miraculous healing have you seen or experienced?
In what way is physical healing temporary? 
Read Mark 1:29-39. In what way is Christ’s healing eternal and permanent?
Why is it important that the Bible distinguishes between those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed?
Read Mark 1:29-39. How was Jesus different from sensational “miracle workers” and magicians? 
How should this affect the way we promote Christianity?
Read Mark 1:29-39. Can emphasis on physical deliverance distract Christians from the message of the gospel these days?
How can a Christian’s fame distract from the message of the gospel? 
Read Mark 1:29-39. Compare the attitude of the crowds when they were being healed or fed with the response to the crucifixion and to the command that we “take up our cross” (in Mark 8:34).
What kind of Messiah were the Jews looking for in Jesus’ day? 
What might have happened if they had become convinced that Jesus was such Messiah?
Read Mark 1:29-39.  Do you know of any churches or denominations today that proclaim Jesus to be a political deliverer or a physical healer? 
How does that fail to tell the whole story?

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