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Sermon on Luke 5:12-6:16 - The Establishment of the Sovereignty of Jesus

The similarities between the parallel passages of Luke 5:12-6:16 and Mark 1:40-3:19 are: (1). The inclusion of the same incidents in the narrative: the healing of the leper and the paralytic, the call of Levi and the dinner with Jesus and the tax-collectors, the question about fasting, the Sabbath disputes and the healing of the withered hand; and (2). The relative indifference of both narratives to the geographical and temporal setting and the chronological order. It is unusual for Mark not to give some signs of time and place, but Luke shows his usual lack of interest in fixing the time and place of the incidents.