The Painted Door Church - Chicago

The Second Act of Healing/ Mark 8:22-25

April 14, 2019
The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The Second Act of Healing/ Mark 8:22-25
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The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The Second Act of Healing/ Mark 8:22-25
Apr 14, 2019
Pastor Mark Bergin
In the second act of Jesus’s ministry, he meant to heal people through Calvary. First, he healed for the cross. Now, he would heal by the cross.
Show Notes

When Jesus began his ministry, he went about healing people of their bodily afflictions and emotional burdens. Yet as his ministry neared its end, as he set his face toward Jerusalem, he began to offer a very different sort of healing: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.” With these words, Jesus made it clear to his followers that in all of his preceding miracles he was providing healing for the cross. He healed people so that they might follow him to Calvary. And now, in the second act of his ministry, he meant to heal people through Calvary. First, he healed for the cross. Now, he would heal by the cross. First, he made people whole. Now, he invited them to be wholly poured out. The crowds on Palm Sunday celebrated Christ’s first act of healing, but they balked as the second act became clear. Who will we follow? The crowd or the Christ?

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