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Who are we in the story of the Jesus healing the Paralyzed man.

The Road 2
Good morning, My name is Troy Stanley, and I am the Lead pastor hear at FCCCB
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Jab 1 Recap
Setup “The Road Series”
The Disciples
The Miracles
The Parables
The Sermon
The Temple
The Triumphal Entry
Betrayal, Trial and Triumph
Jab 2
Eye Sight Restored
Jab 3
Crash on the Hudson January 15, 2009
Eye Sight Restored
Right Hook
Last week we looked at the Disciples that Jesus called to help Him in His ministry. This week we are going to look at the miracles Jesus performed.
He performed. Miracles that proved that He was “God With Us!” Miracles that proved He had the power to forgive sins.
Get out your Bibles
There are 37 miracles in the New Testament that Jesus performed
Definition of miracle
1: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs the healing miracles described in the Gospels
2: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
Jesus performed many miracles more than are recorded in the Bible.
Turned water into wine
John 2:4 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
Healed the sick
Walked on water
Cast out demons
Had Peter catch a fish with a coin in its mouth to pay taxes
Matthew 17:24-27
The Temple Tax
24 After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” 25 “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?” 26 “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. 27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
Healed Peter's mother-in-law
Calmed the storm
Restored sight to the blind
Feed 5000 and 4000
Healed 10 leapers at one time
Cursed a fig tree
Restored the ear to the guard that came to arrest Him
Today though let's take a look at a miracle were Jesus healed a paralyzed man that was lowered through a roof by his friends
Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man
Mark 2:3–12pp—Mt 9:2–8; Lk 5:18–26
2 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
Where did this happen?
Jesus hometown as an adult Capernaum
Who did it involve?
The crowd
Eager to see see what he was going to do
Eager to believe that he was the Son of God
Amazed at what the heard Him say and do
The paralyzed man
Faithful that Jesus could heal him
Depending on his Friends to get him to Jesus
Maybe thinking that this was his last chance to be healed
Receiving more than he had hoped for
Your sins are forgiven
The real miracle
The teachers of the law
Knowing the law but still unbelieving
Questioning What Jesus is doing
Judging Jesus
The paralyzed man’s friends and the 4 that were caring him
Devoted friends
4 were caring him maybe more accompanying him
Son of God
Showing the world and the “Teachers of the Law” who he is.
The Teachers of the Law could not and maybe did not want to believe he was who he said he was but this miracle was proof
Mark 2:10
But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”
Oh and buy the way get up and take your mat and go home.
So I ask you who are you in this story?
Of course none of us are Jesus but the others we can definitely relate to.
Are you the paralyzed man
Are you paralyzed by fear
not living you life to the full in the arms of Jesus
Do you understand that you need Jesus but are afraid to seek Him on your own
Do you fear that Jesus isn’t real that He can’t save you because you are two far gone
Para or quad pelagic?
Are you his faithful friends
Who are you carrying to Jesus
Are you willing to dig through the roof to get them to Jesus
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to save the lost?
Are you willing to risk it all to save others?
Are you the teachers of the law
Unloving, Grumbling
Do you think “why are people so in love with Jesus?”
Are you calling the faithful names
Are you in the way of those carrying people to Jesus
Are you in the way of those just trying to get to Him on their own power
Are you part of the crowd that is amazed at what Jesus does for us.
We should be making it easy for people to find God
James says this in Acts 15:19
19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
Today is the day to make changes if needed.
If you are not part of the solution then you need to become part of the solution.
We need to be friend carrying, roof ripping off followers of Jesus.
Bold Christians that are working and taking risk to
Change Lives and Make Disciples
The world isn’t going to get any better if we fail to take action!
Today commit to following Jesus with a new boldness
Today if you are not a follower of Jesus commit to that today?
Call to Action
Let Me Pray For you
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