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Mark 2:1-12

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Intro -
Jesus was probably at Peter’s house. He was His closest disciple. Peters home was their headquarters during the Galilean Ministry.
Peter is named first in all listings of the disciples anytime they are all mentioned.
Mark the author of the first Gospel penned has almost 97% of its writing confirmed in the others Gospel accounts
Mark was the not only very close to Peter but many key figures as well.
related to Barnabas, Paul’s travelling companion
the companion who left them but returned repentently. He was accepted by Barnabas and the reason why Barnabas and Paul parted ways. Paul and Silas went on the the last missionary journey.
Paul has a change of heart as Mark shows fruit from past failure. Paul says Mark is useful for ministry - Col 4:10
Mark knew well the apathy (indifference) and ambivalence (two opinions) of most Jesus encountered, yet there were true believers amongst the...
miracle seekers
self-seekers pursuing their own gain.
Mark 2:1–12 NKJV
And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
He preached the word. We need. Infallible. Unadulterated Word. Why?
It is living and powerful, is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
It is Spirit and Life
The accepted word bears fruit - (30, 60, 100)
Milk, bread, honey, water, meat - sustains us
A lamp unto our feet and a light unto my path.
He wants us to be doers of the word -
The engrafted word is able to save our souls -
Jesus SAW their faith. FAITH CAN BE SEEN. It can also grow.
Romans 4:19–20 NKJV
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
Four friends faith. Carried him up onto the roof. Pulled off tiles -
Paralyzed man had faith in Jesus and his friends
Jesus believed in HImself - spoke as One having authority.
Our faith will bless others. You will be blessed for another’s sake. WE AFFECT ONE ANOTHER.
Noahs faith saved his whole family.
Children blessed by sanctified parents. () Righteous man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.
Egyptians house blessed for Josephs sake -
Genesis 39:5 KJV 1900
And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Jonathan’s family blessed for his sake - ,
2 Samuel 9:1 KJV 1900
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
2 Samuel 9:7 KJV 1900
And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
David’s family blessed for his sake -
1 Kings 11:12 KJV 1900
Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
1 Kings 11:13 KJV 1900
Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.
1 Kings 11:32 KJV 1900
(But he shall have one tribe for my servant David’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:)
1 Kings 11:34 KJV 1900
Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant’s sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
Christ became poor for our sake -
2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV 1900
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Don’t reason away your faith. Reasoned in their hearts. vs 6 once & vs 8 two times.
Dialogzomai - (Dia -through /logzomai - to reason) it is also translated doubted.
One word from God can change everything. All were amazed and glorified God saying, we never saw anything like this.
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