1/17/21 – Jesus the Great Physician (Mark 1:40-2:17)
Here we see Jesus heal both a leper and a paralytic. Then He calls a new disciple, Levi the tax collector. As religious leaders question Jesus for spending time with "tax collectors and sinners," Jesus draws a surprising connection between the healings He has performed and the company He keeps. "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician," Jesus says, "But those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."