Edward Paz

Our Greatest Need

The Gospel of Mark
Jun 26, 2022
Mark 2:1-12

In this message Pastor Edward teaches from Mark 2:1-12. In this sermon we look at the story of Jesus healing a paralytic. How should this story impact our daily lives? That is what we explore in this sermon.

Sermon Notes

Our Greatest Need


 


Tension question


Can all of our sins past, present, and future  really be forgiven?


 


WHY DOES THIS MATTER?


Many followers of Jesus know their sins are forgiven, but don’t live like their sins forgiven.


 


3 CLUES YOU MAY NOT BE LIVING LIKE YOU ARE A SINNER WHOSE BEEN FORGIVEN


 


Self-Righteous Spirit


Self-Condemning Conscience


Self-Doubting Habit


 


 


WHY DOES THIS MATTER?


You can’t compellingly share the good news of a forgiving Christ if you aren’t convinced you’re a forgiven Christian!


 


MARK 2:1-12


 


And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.


MARK 2:1-2


 


And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd,  they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.


MARK 2:3-4


 


And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”


MARK 2:5


 


Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”


MARK 2:6-7


 


And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?


MARK 2:8-9


 


But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”


MARK 2:10-11


 


And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”


MARK 2:12


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd,  they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.


MARK 2:3-4


 


And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”


MARK 2:5


 


The sacrificial and determined faith of friends preceded the spiritual and physical healing of Christ.


 


WHAT DID JESUS SEE?


Faith.


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”


MARK 2:5


 


“Unforgiven sins are more detrimental than unhealed limbs. Spiritual sickness is worse than broken circumstances.” - Tony Evans


 


Jesus Christ came to address the need we can’t assess—forgiveness of sin.


 


WHAT DID JESUS SAY?


Forgiven.


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”


MARK 2:6-7


 


WHAT DID THE SCRIBES THINK?


Fake!


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?


MARK 2:8-9


 


WHAT DID JESUS PERCEIVE?


Unbelief.


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”


MARK 2:10-11


 


The paralytic’s ability to walk proved Christ’s power to forgive!


 


WHY DID JESUS HEAL?


Convince.


 


MESSAGE SUMMARY


What did Jesus see? - FAITH


What did Jesus say? - FORGIVEN


What did the Scribes think? - FAKE!


What did Jesus perceive? - UNBELIEF


Why did Jesus heal? - CONVINCE


 


WHO DOES JESUS FORGIVE?


Sexually Immoral (Adulterous Woman)


Fiscally Criminal (Zacchaeus)


Blatantly Disrespectful (Crucifixion Scene)


Spiritually Unfaithful (Peter)


 


MESSAGE OUTLINE


What did Jesus see?


What did Jesus say?


What did the Scribes think?


What did Jesus perceive?


Why did Jesus heal?


How should we respond? 


 


And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”


MARK 2:12


 


HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND?


Worship.

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