Jesus Forgives Sin - Mark 2:1-12

April 9, 2022 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Mark 2:1–2:12

041022- “Jesus Forgives Sin” Mark 2:1-12.... Romans 8:13
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” —King James Version

“For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
—Holman Version

John Owen-1616-1683
“Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.”

Mark 2:1-3
“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. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.”

Parallel Passages In The “Synoptics”—
-Matthew 9:1-8
-Luke 5:17-26

Synoptic Gospels:
-To be similar in content, order, and statement. To share a common point of view.
-Matthew, Mark & Luke cover many of the same events in Jesus’ life. John is different.
-Is this a problem? No! God inspired 4 authors to record the events in a slightly different way to different audiences

Mark 2:1-3
“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. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.”

Luke 5:17-18
“…as He was teaching, Pharisees & teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee & Judea & Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Him to heal. And some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed & they were seeking to bring him in & lay him before Jesus”

Mark 2:4-5
“Since they were not able to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above where He was. And when they had broken through, they lowered the mat on which the paralytic was lying. Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’”

Sermon In A Sentence: Because humanity’s greatest crime is sin against God, our greatest need is forgiveness.

Mark 2:6-12
“But some of the scribes were sitting there, thinking to themselves: ‘Why does He speak like this? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were thinking like this within themselves and said to them, ‘Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, pick up your mat, and walk’? But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,’ He told the paralytic, ‘I tell you: get up, pick up your mat, and go home.’ Immediately he got up, picked up the mat, and went out in front of everyone. As a result, they were all astounded and gave glory to God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this!’”

Questions Jesus Answered In His Healing Of A Paralytic:
-Can our sins be forgiven?
-Who can forgive our sin?
-Why would we doubt Jesus?
-Is it easier to heal or forgive sin?