31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 "Ha![a] What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God." 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!" 37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose." 44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
Jesus is so powerful that even the demons and even Peter's mother-in-law's fever submitted to his voice. Yet, those things are not why he came. Yes, he cast out demons, and yes he was able to heal any and every disease, but he came for a greater purpose! He came to proclaim and to be the good news that the people truly needed. He came not just to save their mortal earthly bodies, but even more, to save their souls.
He did all of this without lifting a finger. he did it with His very Word. Those very Words, from that very mouth were the same Words that created the world and everything in it. Those are the very Words that gave the Ten Commandments to Moses.
His Word has power to cast out demons, heal diseases, and raise the dead! Imagine the power it can and should and does have in your life! Let God's Word work its power in you today that you may have Real life and Real peace.
Prayer: Lord, make your Word have its way with me today. Amen.
Fri- Assemble newsletter 9am
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45; High School youth Bible Study 5pm; New member luncheon noon
Acolyte- 8:30- Jacob Cluver; 11- Alaina Heitgerd
Ushers- Figura family
Altar- Set up- Marilyn Foster, and Sue Ruhl; Clean up- Betty Schirr and Cheryl Bettlach
Elders- Sat- Charlie Figura; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Rich and Peggy Talbert; 11- Dave and Lil Winter
Lay readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11 - Kailyn Blechle
Sat. Pianist- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone 8:30- Julie Schaumberg; 11- Gus Klaustermeier
YESTERDAY'S BIBLE QUIZ: How did Moses (God through Moses) make the bitter water sweet?
(No answer yesterday, so we'll keep this question up one more day.)