The miracle stories in the Bible are fascinating as they reveal the power of God to override the natural order of things for His glory. Most often these miracles also work for the benefit and blessing of God’s people. On this night in Capernaum, the Lord Jesus healed numerous people, all those who were sick and demon-possessed in the town. But He began with a more personal encounter as He healed Peter’s mother-in-law; Jesus healed her of a fever and raised her up from her bed.
Word then spread of Jesus’ exorcisms and healings. When God does the miraculous, it draws attention. If we aren’t careful, we may pull that attention toward ourselves and away from God, seeking our own glory instead of His. To this temptation, we should learn from the mother-in-law. Miraculous healing, whether physical or spiritual—such as salvation from sin—is not cause for sitting back to relish in the attention but to serve our Savior and direct attention to Him.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week for Volume 4: From Captivity to the Wilderness, Ken Braddy, Lifeway’s director of Sunday School, will offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Ed Stetzer. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 21, Session 1 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.