That Is Why I Came
Mark 1: 30-31, 32, 34, 39
Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a fever, and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her.
He went to her, took her by the hand, and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on them.
After the sun had set and evening had come, people brought to Jesus all the sick and those who had demons.
Jesus healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases and drove out many demons. He would not let the demons say anything, because they knew who he was.
So he traveled all over Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and driving out demons.
Mark 3: 9-12
The crowd was so large that Jesus told his disciples to get a boat ready for him, so that the people would not crush him.
He had healed many people, and all the sick kept pushing their way to him in order to touch him.
And whenever the people who had evil spirits in them saw him, they would fall down before him and scream, “Your are the Son of GOD!”
Jesus sternly ordered the evil spirits not tell anyone who he was.
Mark 6: 5, 53-56
He was not able to perform any miracles there, except that he placed his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
He was greatly surprised, because the people did not have faith.
They crossed the lake and came to land at Gennesaret, where they tied up the boat.
As they left the boat, people recognized Jesus at once, so they ran throughout the whole region; and wherever they heard he was, they brought to him the sick lying on their mats.
And everywhere Jesus went, to villages, towns, or farms, people would take their sick to the marketplaces and beg him to let the sick at least touch the edge of his cloak. And all who touched it were made well.
Mark 7: 24-30
Then Jesus left and went away to the territory near the city of Tyre. He went into a house and did not want anyone to know he was there, but he could not stay hidden.
A woman, whose daughter had an evil spirit in her, heard about Jesus and came to him at once and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Gentile, born in the region of Phoenicia in Syria. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
But Jesus answered, “Let us first feed the children. It isn’t right to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”
“Sir,” she answered, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s leftovers!”
So Jesus said to her, “Because of that answer, go back home, where you will find that the demon has gone out of your daughter!”
She went home and found her child lying on the bed; the demon indeed gone out of her.