Scripture Reading: Mark 1:29-34
A. Sick folks aren’t always pleasant company.
B. Man wanted nothing to do with Christ in His affliction, even though He shared so many moments with the afflicted (Isaiah 53:3).
I. Jesus was a servant to the sick.
A. He served those who were ill in body (Mark 1:21-3:6).
B. He served those who were ill in spirit (Mark 2:5,13-17).
C. He disregarded the reproach of men and their traditions (Mark 1:21; 2:6-7,18-22,27-28; 3:1-6).
II. How can we serve the sick like Jesus did?
A. We may lack the authority to heal people the way that Jesus did, but we can still serve them in their affliction.
B. We can visit them (Matthew 25:36).
C. We can pray for them (James 5:13-17).
D. We can also attend to the spiritually ill (Romans 14:1; 15:1-2).
A. If you have never been a servant to the sick, consider Jesus’ example and resolve to make a change in this area of your life.
B. If you are spiritually ill, why not let the Great Physician perform His work on you?