Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls

Jesus Heals a Man Paralyzed

February 07, 2021
Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Jesus Heals a Man Paralyzed
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Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Jesus Heals a Man Paralyzed
Feb 07, 2021

AS WE GATHER: The Reading of the Day is from Mark 2:1-12. Several miracles cluster in the first chapter of Mark. Jesus evicts demons from their human haunts (1:21–28), relieves ailments of every stripe (vv. 29–34), and rids a man of leprosy (vv. 40–45). Most of this He does in Capernaum, a town Jesus will later assail as worse than Sodom because of its inhabitants’ refusal to believe (Matthew 11:23). Because the locals have been wowed so much by Jesus, on His next visit to town, every Tom, Dick, and Harry shows up to cram into the house where He is teaching. The miracle of healing the paralytic confirms that Jesus, the Son of Man, has authority on earth to forgive sins. But it also confirms what the Son of Man chiefly came to do: deliver, not doctor.

 

Show Notes

AS WE GATHER: The Reading of the Day is from Mark 2:1-12. Several miracles cluster in the first chapter of Mark. Jesus evicts demons from their human haunts (1:21–28), relieves ailments of every stripe (vv. 29–34), and rids a man of leprosy (vv. 40–45). Most of this He does in Capernaum, a town Jesus will later assail as worse than Sodom because of its inhabitants’ refusal to believe (Matthew 11:23). Because the locals have been wowed so much by Jesus, on His next visit to town, every Tom, Dick, and Harry shows up to cram into the house where He is teaching. The miracle of healing the paralytic confirms that Jesus, the Son of Man, has authority on earth to forgive sins. But it also confirms what the Son of Man chiefly came to do: deliver, not doctor.