Luke 8

Jesus' regular entourage is the twelve apostles, and some women of means who fund their living.  Jesus tells the parable of the sower, and explains that the Word is received differently, but bears fruit abundantly in some.  Jesus rejects His family's claim on Him above His ministry.  He calms a storm, heals a demon possessed man in Gentile country (which wrecks the local economy and scares the locals!) and heals a woman back in Israel.  This last healing causes a delay which results in the death of Jairus' daughter, but Jesus is not subject to the march of time and death anymore than He is to the wind, waves, or demons - He raises her from death, too.


We need not fear, for Jesus our Lord commands the fruitfulness of His Word, just as He commands nature, time, diseases, demons and death.

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  1. Grandma has a family lesson on service based on Luke 8:40-56. You’ll find it here: