Bringing the Paralytic to Jesus   1 comment

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Above:  Christ Heals a Man Paralyzed by the Gout (1780), by Bernhard Rode (1725-1797)

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Mark 2, 1-12

1.  Jesus’ presence attracted a throng.  He is our best drawing card.

2.  The means of getting the paralytic to Jesus–four men brought him.

(1)  Had a mind to their afflicted friend.  “Here is the great Healer.”

(2)  Cooperated one with with the other, did what one alone could not have done.

(3)  Knew no unsurmountable difficulties–“uncovered the roof” and let him down at Jesus’ feet.

(4)  The four and the paralytic had faith in Jesus.  They showed it by their works; he looked up to Jesus out of an anxious heart.

3.  Results.

Jesus forgave his sin–an inward work–and healed his body–an outward work as proof of it.

Just like Him to forgive.  All Hell can’t keep Him out of the heart of one at His feet.  Would we could get all our unsaved ones at His feet today.  Is it not worth our best effort?

Then men will again be amazed and glorify God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted May 29, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Mark

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