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Prayer and Radical Compassion

November 17, 2013 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: The Gospel of Mark

Scripture: Mark 1:35–1:45

Prayer and Radical Compassion
Mark 1:35-45
November 17, 2013


I. Jesus models the life of prayer. Mark 1:35

      A. The need for prayer.

      B. The priority of prayer

      C. Prayer and discerning the will of God. Mark 1:37-39

II. The priority of preaching over miracles. Mark 1:37-39; 2 Timothy 4:1-2

III. Jesus heals the Leper. Mark 1:40-42

      A. The Leper’s humility.

      B. Christ’s compassion.

IV. The healed man ignores Christ’s command. Mark 1:43-45

Questions for reflection:
• Why is prayer so important? What are the benefits of prayer?
• What one or two decisions or changes would most impact your prayer life?
• Why does Jesus prioritize preaching over miracles?
• Christ models radical compassion in healing the unclean leper.
How have you experienced Christ’s compassion?
• How can I display Christ's amazing compassion for others?

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