The Cleansing Touch

Jun 22, 2008

Passage: Mark 1:40-45

Preacher: Carey Hardy

Series: Mark

Category: Sunday Evening


Jesus heals a leper. He could have just spoken and it would have been done, but Jesus touches him, illustrating Is. 53:12. The law could only condemn the leper, but what the law could not do, Jesus could. Having headed the leper, Jesus warns him to tell no one, but go to the priests. Jesus focus was on His preaching, not becoming a side show. The leper disobeys, and Jesus was forced to leave the city, in order to continue preaching.