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After leaving the synagogue in Capernaum, Jesus and the disciples went to Simon (Peter) and Andrew’s house in Bethsaida (John 1:44) some distance away. Simon’s mother-in-law lived with them and she was sick of a fever. Jesus touched her, she was healed and began immediately to serve them. This certainly discredits the teaching of Rome that Peter was the first Pope and never married.
This miracle tells us something about three people (vv 29-34).
That evening many sick and demon possessed people were brought to Simon’s house to be healed. They waited until evening because the law forbade them to carry any burden on the Sabbath day as that would have been work. The Sabbath ended when the sun had set and the stars came out. This is why they waited until evening. The crowds came to Jesus because they wanted something, not because they loved Him. Like many today, they wanted to use Him.
Questions to ask: When was the last time I sincerely told the Lord I loved Him? How much time do I spend praising and thanking Him in comparison to the time spent asking Him for things?
And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
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Mark 1:1-8John the Baptist Prepared The Way For Jesus
Mark 1:9-20Jesus Begins to Pick His Staff
Mark 1:21-34Jesus Deals With an Unclean Spirit
Mark 1:29-34Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law
Mark 1:35-39Jesus Rises Early to Spend Time With His Father
Mark 1:40-45Jesus Touched The Leper And Healed Him
Mark 2:1-12Jesus Heals The Paralyzed Man
Mark 2:13-17Jesus Chooses Matthew as a Disciple
Mark 2:18-22Pharisees Think There is Merit in Fasting
Mark 2:23-28Jesus Plucks Grain on The Sabbath
Mark 3:1-6Jesus Healing of The Man With The Witherd Hand
Mark 3:7-12Crowds Come to See Jesus Performing Miracles
Mark 3:13-19Jesus Delegates Responsibilities to His Disciples
Mark 3:20-30Jesus Faces Opposition From Both Friend And Foe
Mark 3:31-35Jesus’ Family Come to Take Him Home
Mark 4:1-9Jesus Teaches on Sowing Seed in 4 Types of Soil
Mark 4:10-20Jesus Explained The Parable of The Sower
Mark 4:21-29Jesus Teaches in Parables
Mark 4:30-41The Parable of The Mustard Seed