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Mark 2 - NIV

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man

1 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!”

Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners

13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.

14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.

16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Jesus Questioned About Fasting

18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

19 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.

20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

21 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse.

22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.

24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?

26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”

27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Sermons on Mark 2 More sermons: Mark 2

Mark Stevens avatar
The Miracle of Forgiveness
Shared by: Mark Stevens on Jan, 2017
Summary: Bitterness and not forgiving will keep in a spiritual quagmire. Let go of the hurt of the past and walk in victory.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 2:7-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 125
Fatima Gutierres avatar
El odre nuevo y el viejo
Shared by: Fatima Gutierres on Dec, 2016
Summary: Y nadie echa vino nuevo en odres viejos, de otra manera el vino nuevo rompe los odres, y el vino nuevo se derrama y se pierde, por eso el vino nuevo en odres nuevos se ha de echar”. San Marcos 2.22
Scripture: Mark 2:22
Views: 16
Paul Clemente avatar
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2016
Summary: Fasting was a command by God to the Israelites; who needs to fast today?
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 2:18-22
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1
Paul Clemente avatar
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath!
Series: Mark
Paul Clemente avatar
Jesus' Purpose for Healing a Paralytic
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jesus cam to heal sinners
Series: Mark
James Wallace avatar
Getting a Clean Start on the New Year
Shared by: James Wallace on Oct, 2016
Summary: An encouragement to unbelievers to get a clean start on the new year by becoming forgiveness, cleansed by the grace and forgiveness people receive when they show their faith in Jesus, as the paralytic did in this story.
Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. avatar
Get Me to Jesus (Mark 2:1-12)
Shared by: Pastor Ricky A. Rohrig Sr. on Jul, 2016
Summary: Week 2 of the gospel according to Mark sermon series.
Howard Strickland avatar
True Religion
Shared by: Howard Strickland on May, 2016
Summary: What was Jesus’ first and only stipulation for those He called? Follow Me!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 2:13-17
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 244
Pat Damiani avatar
The Shepherds – a Story of Joy
Shared by: Pat Damiani on May, 2016
Summary: God takes ordinary people like you and like me and He calls us to share an extraordinary message of love, grace and mercy that begins with the birth of the Savior.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 2:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,147
Maurice McCarthy avatar
When You Hit the Wall
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jan, 2016
Summary: A message about our need to be able to handle things beyond our present capacity. 4 examples from David's life when his wine skin wasn't big enough.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 2:22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 918
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Inside and Outside
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2016
Summary: Jesus heals a paralytic and eats with tax collectors.
Series: Epiphany
Scripture: Mark 2:1-22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 312
Brian Bill avatar
Liberty or Legalism
Shared by: Brian Bill on Nov, 2015
Summary: Compassion trumps man-made commandments.
Brian Bill avatar
Eating Supper with Sinners
Shared by: Brian Bill on Nov, 2015
Summary: We're called to follow the Savior and focus on sinners.
Brian Bill avatar
The Best Help You Can Give
Shared by: Brian Bill on Nov, 2015
Summary: The best help you can give is to remove any hindrances so people can come to Christ.
Fred W. Penney avatar
Shared by: Fred W. Penney on Nov, 2015
Summary: Story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man carried to Jesus by four friends
Charlie Roberts avatar
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Oct, 2015
Summary: We were all once and the undesirable category TBS all of our garments were as filthy rags and we can all say the same thing… Their go I..but for the grace of God
Freddy Fritz avatar
Sin: Why Did Jesus Come?
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2015
Summary: The main reason Jesus came was to rescue rebels.
Scripture: Mark 2:13-17
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 352
Jimmy Haile avatar
Their Faith
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Sep, 2015
Summary: How committed are you to seeing someone saved? How committed are you to seeing someone healed? How committed are you to seeing someone delivered from an addiction?please enter a brief summary that helps other preachers know the focus of your sermon
Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 819
Gordon Curley avatar
A Man Named Levi (Matthew)
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jun, 2015
Summary: The calling of Matthew to follow Jesus - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Mark 2:14-22
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 541
Perry Greene avatar
Breaking Bad Rules
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2015
Summary: Jesus confronted the traditions of men in order to point men to the direction of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 2:13-3:6
Views: 437
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Come to Church and Come to Christ
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: The real question isn't why don't people come to church, but rather, why don't people come to Christ??
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,174
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus asked a "black sheep" to be one of the 12 apostles. It probably caused a stir among the apostles, and sure did with the Pharisees! But it changed Levi's life and he celebrated it with a party for Jesus!
Scripture: Mark 2:13-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 244
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: In Mark 2, Jesus told the crippled man that his sins were forgiven. What if his continuing injuries resulted from his refusal to forgive the person responsible for his injuries? Like him, we must forgive or our unforgiveness will cripple us!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 537
Chris Appleby avatar
Jesus Forgives a Paralysed Man
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: We often get carried away by the performance, but is the message being proclaimed clearly. Are we speaking the gospel in every situation we find ourselves in? Are we offering forgiveness and mercy. Are we engaged in the main game or just the side show?
Chris Appleby avatar
New Wine, New Wineskins
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: What are we responding to? Is it Jesus as Lord or is it some human religious system? Is our behaviour going to help others discover the good news of Jesus Christ? Will it help us proclaim forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name?
Scripture: Mark 2:13-3:6
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 474
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Sabbath for the Hungry, Healing for the Withered
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2015
Summary: Is it lawful to good on the sabbath days?
James Lee avatar
Jesus Is In The House!
Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2014
Summary: I believe that it’s good to have friends who will go the extra mile for you.
Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 875
David Dykes avatar
Working for the Faith Skylight Company
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: There are hurting people living in spiritual darkness. In order to work for the Faith Skylight Company you've got to care enough for them that you'll do everything you can to let the light of Jesus fill their darkness.
David Dykes avatar
Hosting a Supper for Sinners
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: When Jesus started His ministry He selected twelve team members as His first round of draft picks. The twelve disciples were an eclectic group. He had fishermen, farmers, a terrorist and a wolf in sheep's clothing.