Gilbert House Fellowship #65: Matthew 8, Mark 2, John 5

bethesda4JESUS’ MINISTRY of healing and casting out demons is a key part of our New Testament study today. We discuss the healing of the centurion’s servant, the paralytic lowered through the roof of the house in Capernaum, and the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, and we read Matthew’s account of the Gadarene (or Gerasene) demoniac(s).  (More on that story still ahead in Luke and Mark.)

But even more important, and the purpose of these miracles, is the clear message that Jesus did, in fact, claim to be divine, and those claims were the motivation for the plots to take Jesus’ life.

Here is the link to the interview with Beresford Job that Derek mentioned.

Click here for the reading order of the Old Testament, and click here for the reading order of the New Testament in the Gilbert House Fellowship.

To access the archive of Old Testament studies beginning with Genesis 1, click here. For our New Testament studies beginning with Matthew 1, click here.


  1. Dear Sharon & Derek:
    Thank you for today’s study, it nice to have fun at the same time we learn things from you and the Bible.
    It was a good and interesting program last Sci-Friday and Derek, Margaret love your Scottish tie.
    All the best from Scotland and God Bless You Always!
    Juan & Margaret

  2. I am really enjoying your studies. Our church is reading through the bible in a year together and this is so helpful to me. It’s so great to hear a couple have so much fun as you do! Thanks so very much!

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