Be drawn into the drama of Mark 1: Lepers were defined by their disease, living alone, dwelling outside, and having no physical contact with anyone. The leper in verses 40-45 rushes over to Jesus–urgently, without timidity–into his personal space, threatening Christ with his urgent cry, “Heal me.” Jesus was willing to take this man’s pollution, his disease, his exile, and his sin. Listen to the whole sermon here.
A special thanks to Rev. David Donovan, associate pastor of our sister church in West Ashley, for filling in for our vacationing senior pastor.