Jesus-His Person and Mission (Mk.2:1-12)

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . .” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 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!” (Mk.2:10-12)

He is God Who Forgives Sins

People were amazed at His authoritative teaching, His miraculous healings and His bold claims. They witnessed these things first hand. Regarding His authority to forgive sins they probably had doubts. But he said to the paralytic that his sins are forgiven.

He is God Who Heals Sicknesses

Jesus proved His claim by doing the humanly impossible. It was easy to tell someone “your sins are forgiven” because no one knows what the result is. However, if you tell a paralytic “take your bed and walk”, it is expected that the paralytic is healed of his paralysis before he can do that. Your words should stand the test.

Healing the sick was not His real mission but saving the sinner was. He came to seek and to save that which was lost.

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