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Mark 1 - NIV

40 A man with leprosy[a] came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”

41 Jesus was indignant.[b] He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”

42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:

44 “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.


a. Mark 1:40 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
b. Mark 1:41 Many manuscripts Jesus was filled with compassion

Sermons on Mark 1 More sermons: Mark 1

Paul Clemente avatar
physical versus spiritual needs
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Nov, 2016
Summary: God cares about our physical needs BUT our spirituality is a priority to God!
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:29-45
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 53
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Interruptions or Opportunities?"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: What if ministry is interruptions?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 319
 Bishop Malcolm Coby, Ph. D. avatar
A Leper's Prayer
Shared by: Bishop Malcolm Coby, Ph. D. on Aug, 2016
Summary: Life often presents extreme conditions from which we pray to overcome. Some conditions are described as hopeless. How do you pray in such times? This sermon challenges us to learn from a deplorable condition known as leprosy. Hear the prayer of a leper.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,372
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Why Are You Mute?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Aug, 2016
Summary: If a man could not keep quiet when Jesus told Him not to speak, why are you not speaking?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 656
Robert Webb avatar
Developing a Servant’s Heart
Shared by: Robert Webb on Mar, 2016
Summary: How we should serve God
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Whole Good News
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit, Peter's mother-in-law, and a leper.
Series: Christmas 2
Scripture: Mark 1:21-45
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 268
Kraig Pullam avatar
He Can if He Will
Shared by: Kraig Pullam on Dec, 2015
Summary: A man with a withered hand makes an appeal to the soveriegnty of God, aware that Christ's ability is not handcuffed by His impotence, but subordinate to His will alone.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,079
NKWOR Sunny avatar
Shared by: NKWOR Sunny on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Touch of Jesus is a supernatural touch that changes situation and circumstances for good.
Scripture: Mark 1:40-40:45
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,206
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS and the leper
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that we need to be like JESUS in this world. We are moved with compassion for the people, we touch and we speak GOD's WORDS to them. 1 John 4:17 (Amplified Bible) In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains p
Scripture: Mark 1:41
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,316
Eric Hanson avatar
Mark Chapter 1
Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
Summary: This brief outline of notes from Chapter 1 of Mark can be very helpful in putting together a sermon or in leading a Bible study.
Scripture: Mark 1:1-45
Views: 153
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Healing the Leprosy of Sin
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2015
Summary: It is in the very nature of a forgiving God to - well, forgive!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Views: 591
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Harden Not Your Hearts
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2015
Summary: Not to share one's wealth with the poor is stealing from them.
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 245
David Dykes avatar
The Healing Touch of Jesus
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: You may think you're too sick, too vile, too sinful, too far gone for Jesus to help; that you'll clean up your act first, and then come to Jesus. It’s a good thing that the leper didn’t wait until he was clean to beg Jesus for a touch.
Scripture: Mark 1:35-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 889
T.J. Conwell avatar
Disciples and Miracles
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jun, 2014
Summary: Jesus calls the first disciples and they willingly follow Him, but there is MUCH more to see in the powerful chapter about how Jesus interacts with those around Him as God's true servant.
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:16-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,308
Jimmy Haile avatar
The Master’s Touch
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Mar, 2014
Summary: The problem in the world today is, Not That People Don’t Need Jesus but the problem is, That People Don’t Realize That They Need Jesus!
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 632
Tim White avatar
The Mission of Jesus
Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
Summary: Jesus demonstrates the compassion, catalyst and counterbalance of His mission.
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:41-42
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,866
josh foster avatar
Shared by: josh foster on Feb, 2014
Summary: We may come to Jesus hoping and expecting for a particular need to be met; but he also wants to meet a deeper need - the cleansing of our heart.
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 504
Chris Appleby avatar
Why Jesus Came
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2014
Summary: Jesus came to proclaim the gospel to all the world. Let’s make sure we’re a church that continues his work as faithful disciples who continue to proclaim the gospel.
Kraig Pullam avatar
God Can if God Will
Shared by: Kraig Pullam on Feb, 2014
Summary: God's ability is limitless; and power is only limited to His sovereign prerogative.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,343
Scott Spencer avatar
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Feb, 2014
Summary: But what the world knows as power and authority is only a corruption of the true power of God. It has been said that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that may be true. If it is, it is because of our corrupt, fallen nature.
Scripture: Mark 1:21-45
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 549
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Seeing and Hearing in order to Live Christ's Life
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2014
Summary: We cannot make Jesus into the Messiah we want; we must see His vision and hear His word so that His kingdom can be built within us, and we then can attract others to Him.
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 256
Mark A. Barber avatar
Did Jesus Get Mad at This Fellow?
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Dec, 2013
Summary: Why the sea change in the attitude of Jesus to the leper?
Kevin Barron avatar
The Healing Hands of Jesus
Shared by: Kevin Barron on Nov, 2013
Summary: Focusing on the healing of Jesus by naming each finger on the hand
Scripture: Mark 1:40-42
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,879
Jeff Strite avatar
The Power Of Touch
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Nov, 2013
Summary: Why touch a leper? They were "untouchable", declared unclean, outcasts to all. But Jesus touched this man. Why? And what can we learn from what He did that day?
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Transformed By The Master's Touch
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Nov, 2013
Summary: Leprosy is a horrific physical disease,but it is a great illustration of sin. Leprosy paints a vivid picture of sin! In this message we see that Jesus can heal the leper and save the lost soul.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,067
Stephen Georgeson avatar
He Cleanses Us
Shared by: Stephen Georgeson on Oct, 2013
Summary: God loves us and shows it to us in many ways throughout the Old Testament, Gospels and Epistles. This sermon deals with how Jesus shows His love for us by cleansing us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,801
Ed Vasicek avatar
Enough is Enough: Too Much Ministry
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2013
Summary: Because Jesus lived on earth as a man, he typically experienced human limitations. His human side needed a balance between rest and ministry (work), and he was not afraid to say no.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:29-45
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 916
Elvis Burrows avatar
When Jesus Shows Up
Shared by: Elvis Burrows on May, 2013
Summary: This sermon speaks to the awesome presence of God which results in change and transformation in the life of believers.
based on 222 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:43-2:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96,453
Brian Bill avatar
Jesus' Upside-Down Kingdom
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2013
Summary: In the kingdom of God, the unlovely are loved and the untouchable are touched.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18,795
C. Philip Green avatar
Touch the Untouchable
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2013
Summary: If we want to meet the real needs of real people, we cannot let our traditions and procedures get in the way. Instead, despite tradition, we must touch the untouchable, forgive the unforgivable, and befriend the despicable.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Mark 1:40-2:17
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 3,819