Teaching, preaching the good news, healing.
There are two things to think about that are new for me.
First, the “demon-possessed” are not separated out into their own category and thus seem to be included under the heading of “every disease and sickness among the people.” That makes me a lot more confident in interpreting the demon-possessed as people with epilepsy and mental illness.
Second, news of Jesus spread all over
I don’t know why this should surprise me. I mean, Jesus spoke to Paul on the
road to Syria .
But somehow Damascus
seems distant from what I generally think of as where people started out
believing in Jesus. Syria