Our text shows us a leper who came to Jesus for cleansing. In the Bible, leprosy is a dreaded disease that is a picture of sin. Sin has affected every aspect of our being. Salvation is so vividly illustrated in our passage. Leprosy is a
The night before the first Christmas was a long and dark one. For four hundred years, God had remained silent, seemingly abandoning his people. Israel was in a woeful spiritual condition. It seemed as if a spiritual eclipse had overtaken the nation. But one day,
The true meaning of Christmas is the good news that the Saviour was born. The good news that amid a world of bad news, God is with us, the world has not been abandoned, sinners will be saved, the King has come, and therefore his
In the closing verses of Mark’s Gospel, there are some themes that recapitulate not only the beginning of the Gospel but also much other material we encountered along the way. These words contain truth and are therefore profitable for us.