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Jesus Kept on Preaching and Healing

Date: Oct. 18, 2019

Passage

Luke 4:31-44 (ESV)

31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.

40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

Daily Bread

Key Verse: 4:43

but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”

1. "Come out of him!" (31-37)

Jesus' teaching had authority. A demon-possessed man in the synagogue yelled at Jesus to "Go away!", knowing Jesus to be the Holy One of God. Jesus rebuked the spirit, "Be quiet! Come out of him!" and the demon came out of him. People were amazed at this kind of power and authority.

2. "I must proclaim the good news" (38-44)

Simon Peter's mother-in-law was sick with fever. Jesus rebuked the fever and it left her. Then she served Jesus' team. At sunset, Jesus healed many more with sicknesses. He also quieted and cast out demons from many. People wanted to hold Jesus in one place, but he was sent to proclaim the good news of God's kingdom all over Israel. So he kept going to other towns to preach.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the good news of the kingdom of God, which you manifested through your preaching and healing labor of love. Keep healing and teaching us through your Spirit.

One Word: Jesus is our Teacher and Healer

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Daily Bread

Jesus Kept on Preaching and Healing

Luke 4:31-44

Key Verse: 4:43

but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”

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