What would you do if Jesus came to your town?

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Mark 6.53–56

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 6.33–56 on February 26, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Knowing that Jesus could heal any problem that your body has or that He could heal someone you love, what would you do if He came to your town? You can see what people did in the first century:

When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there. And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was. Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.

– Mark 6.53–56

However, the people started to see Him only for what He could do for their bodies, but He came to show His power over the body that people might see that He has power over the spirit, and that by Him we can find salvation for our lost souls.


  • What do you see in Jesus?
  • For what do you pray most often?

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