Mark 1c Notes

Mark 1c (vs29-45) Notes                                             

 

                                               
  

29 Immediately left the synagogue

  
  

straight 'home' after church

  
  

entered the house of Simon & Andrew

  
  

staying with disciples

  
  

with James and John

  
  

brothers in work and spirit

  
  

30 mother-in-law ill with fever

  
  

Peter married & she followed (1Cor9:5)

  
  

immediately told him about her

  
  

w/o delay / her needs greatest

  
  

31 He came and took her by the hand

  
  

sympathy for the ill -- now as then

  
  

lifted her up and the fever left her

  
  

both human aid & divine healing [no chants, charms, or   charlotry]

  
  

she began to serve them

  
  

w/o convalescence / back to work! grateful for the relief

  

 

 

                                               
  

32 That evening at sundown

  
  

why wait? Sabbath over, day of rest done

  
  

they brought to him

  
  

labor of love to carry

  
  

all who were sick or oppressed by demons

  
  

all manner / kinds of ill & demon-exercised / these   disturb human life

  
  

33 whole city gathered at the door

  
  

lit: polis synagogue at the portal

  
  

34 He healed many sick -- various diseases

  
  

lit: therapy on ill of various maladies

  
  

cast out many demons

  
  

expelling abundant bad spirits

  
  

Not permit demons to speak

  
  

continual refusal of their testimony / un-fit source

  
  

because they knew Him.

  
  

spirit knows spirit, an advantage over flesh

  

 

  

                                                                 
  

35 Rising early in morning - while still dark

  
  

no 'sleeping in' after long day

  
  

He departed to a desolate place

  
  

public work supported by private prayer

  
  

there He prayed

  
  

verb tense: lengthy prayer / pray well alone, w/o   distraction

  
  

36 Simon and companions searched for Him

  
  

cannot start day w/o Him

  
  

37 found Him, "All are looking for you."

  
  

as when 12 in Jer. (Lk2:48) / "Everyone wants you to stay   here." Popularity calls...

  
  

38 He said, "Let us go on to next towns"

  
  

another mission in mind, to press on

  
  

"so I can preach there also"

  
  

His purpose: to proclaim the good news -- to everyone - now   elsewhere

  
  

"That is why I came out."

  
  

left the house early to prepare just for this

  
  

39 He went thru all Galilee

  
  

broad tour of the region

  
  

preaching in their synagogues

  
  

public preaching -- from church pulpits

  
  

and casting out demons.

  
  

still expelling bad spirits (quite prevalent in Mark)

  

 

                                                                                         
  

40 A leper came, imploring him, kneeling down

  
  

poor severely diseased man, destined to miserable life and   early death / begging for help, contrite and humble

  
  

"If you will, you can make me clean."

  
  

confident in His power, unsure of His desire / more than   healing, he sought cleansing -- wholeness of community life

  
  

41 Moved with pity, He stretched out hand, touched him

  
  

not repulsed, but drawn / not a light tap, but "attached" /   His power overwhelming the dreaded illness

  
  

"I will. Be clean"

  
  

'On that condition -- I do want to -- so be clean.' / He now   touched a well man!

  
  

42 Immed. leprosy left and he was clean

  
  

no delay to produce a brand new thing

  
  

43 Sternly charged him, sent away immed.

  
  

serious orders, dismissed right away

  
  

44 "Say nothing to anyone

  
  

don't publicize this

  
  

"Go, show yourself to the priest

  
  

be declared clean by priest

  
  

and offer what Moses commanded

  
  

(2 pigeons, cedar, scarlet yard, hyssop - Num19:6,13,18 /   Lev14:1-7ff)

  
  

as proof to them."

  
  

Priest: 'now where is that cleansing ceremony?'/ law-bound   to comply / something studied slowly may sink in

  
  

45 But, he went and talked freely

  
  

disregarding instructions, he spoke openly -- what harm   could talk do?

  
  

to spread the news

  
  

'blaze abroad' = as wildfire set by spark of the tongue

  
  

So, Jesus could not openly enter town,

  
  

too much fame inhibits work

  
  

but (stay) out in desolate places,

  
  

this event altered His methods / like John, now more rural   venues

  
  

people were coming to Him from all over.

  
  

those who wanted His company, now had to seek Him out, and   many did.

  

 

         

             

  

notes by David Teel Sunday, January 19, 2014




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