Summary: A look at the four friends that took this man to Jesus.
“The Four Men”
Text: Mark 2:1-12
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.
Here in the onset of this chapter we see Jesus teaching a long group of people again. As always there were some of the religious leader in the crowed to see what fault they could find about Jesus. There were also the sick and afflicted brought to Jesus for Him to heal.
There was one man that had four friends who brought him to Jesus to be heal. I would like us to take a look at these four men today. I’m going to give this four men each a name.
You see Mr. Sight was a good friend to have for he once was blind but Jesus give him his sight.
You see Mr. Handel was a good friend to have at one time his hand was withered but Jesus healed him and give him full uses of his hand.
You see Mr. Walker was a good friend to have for he once was crippled and could not walk but Jesus healed him and now he can walk.
4.Mr. Getter Done
You see Mr. Getter Done was a good friend to have for there was a time that he was not in his right mind because Satan had him bond by evil spirits for such a long long time. But now that he has been set free he can get things done.