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Latest Series: Kingdom Come

01.23.22 | Mark 2:1-12

Rod VanSolkema

Date: January 23, 2022

Category: Message

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Sermon Application Questions

The paralytic would have had no way to get to Jesus had his friends not carried him (potentially for miles and miles) Rod talked about their "chutzpah" (fearlessness or grit). He called it "aggressive persistence"
Does your life have this kind of faith?

Verse 5: When Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Son your sins are forgiven"
Emphasis on "their." We live in a world about "me"
Rod talked about western spirituality becoming a personal thing, but with these friends, it was a collective faith:

  • Are you part of God's temple? Do you know the people in God's temple?
  • Do you have these kind of friends that would do whatever it takes to get you to Jesus?
  • Who is on your shoulders?
  • Rod said if you're not carrying someone, when it's time for you to be carried there will be no one to carry you- how does this make you feel or what does this make you think about?
  • With the paralytic, as much as his body needed healing, how much more did his heart need to be healed?

Rod talked about Ezekiel 36:26: "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh"
Had God healed your heart? How is He healing it right now?

Verse 9-12: "Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, your sins are forgiven or to say "Get up take your mat and walk?"
Rod talked about the hardest thing God has ever had to do is forgive our sings, offering His Son. How does that make you feel?

Have you heard God say to you, "son/daughter, your sins are forgiven?" How has that changed you?

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