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Summary: In this sermon outline we see a faith-teaching event in the miracle of the healing of the man sick of the palsy. The little things that occurred in the life of Jesus bring great truths. Jesus example of the mustard seed is one of those great truths. We

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SICK OF THE PALSY!

Mark 2:1-12 (KJV) 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. 3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. 6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? 8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) 11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. 12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

In this sermon outline we see a faith-teaching event in the miracle of the healing of the man sick of the palsy. The little things that occurred in the life of Jesus bring great truths. Jesus example of the mustard seed is one of those great truths. We need to apply those truths to our lives as we follow the Lord.

I. Jesus is preaching. What happens when Jesus preaches?

A. Great crowds gather.

B. God’s power to heal is there.

II. Peter’s mother-in-law house, the largest house at the time in Capernaum, was filled and people gathered outside.

A. Four men carry their sick friend to Jesus.

1. Why? They had heard what Jesus was doing and teaching.

2. Sometime we need help and need our brethren to help us get to

Jesus. James 5:16 (KJV) Confess your faults one to another, and

pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual

fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

3. The Gospel of Christ can and will draw people.

a. Many times we have tried to substitute the Gospel for

entertainment.

b. There is no substitute for the Word of God!

c. If we lift Jesus up through the Word, He will do the

drawing. John 12:32 (KJV) And I, if I be lifted up from

the earth, will draw all men unto me.

III. No way to get in to Jesus.

A. They were determined.

1. Their faith looked up. They saw the roof.

2. They did not look down. If they did they would not be able to dig

a tunnel to get to Jesus. We need to look up. Psalms 121:1-2

(KJV) 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.


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