October Series “It’s a Miracle”. October 9 th , 2011 Luke 5:17-26, 29-32. Passage Outline. Jesus Honors Faith (Luke 5:17-20) Jesus Forgives Sin (Luke 5:21-26) Jesus Seeks Sinners (Luke 5:29-32). What is Lesson this About?. Jesus alone has authority to forgive sins.
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October 9th, 2011
Luke 5:17-26, 29-32
Luke 5:17-20 17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.
19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
I think so!
What on earth for?
Talk about determination?
But wait, that’s a problem?
roof tiles would be set aside
opening up the lower level.
I think they also had a huge faith in Jesus, otherwise, why go to all this trouble?
A Faith that moves
you to do something?
Or is Jesus just something nice to have?
Spiritual Exercise #1
See the Box on page 2
Seeing their faith, Jesus said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Had the man all but given up, thought there was no more hope for him? Either physically or spiritually?
Take a deep breath
then close your eyes
Luke 5:21-26 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23 Which is easier: to say, \'Your sins are forgiven,\' or to say, \'Get up and walk\'?
24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." He said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." 25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
Claiming to be God, or to do things
that only God can do.
Jesus is God!
I give Praise and Honor to God!
Luke 5:27-3227 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
He was a Jew, working for the Romans collecting taxes!
29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and \'sinners\'?" 31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
My recent Matthew Party
Your are Normal!
We are called to seek the lost sheep of St. John.
ALL PEOPLE ARE SICK!
Some recognize it.
What sick people do you know that need “the Doctor?”
Will you help me share Jesus’ love and forgiveness in simple and friendly ways, like Matthew Parties?