"With his stripes we are healed ..." A number of years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation reported on an event of much importance to the world. At the center of this story stands Asibi, a West African. It was in the time when yellow fever was running rampant everywhere. Asibi became ill, suffering from this dreaded disease. After a long and difficult struggle, he recovered, as few ever did. But some of Asibi's blood was taken and put by scientists through a process, becoming the source of the yellow fever vaccine that since 1937 has been used around the world.
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So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)
Good morning boys and girls,
I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)
This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.