Healing of Palsied Man
Outline: Mainly quoting Mark 2:1-12 and Col. 1:12-14.
Script Number: 051
Theme: Christ (Redemption, Son of God, Authority); Living as a Christian (Forgiveness, Faith, trust, believe in Jesus); Character of God (Love of God, Power of God / Jesus); Bible timeline (Gospel, Good News)
Bible Quotation: Extensive
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Mark 2:1-12 (Words in single quotes are not part of the Scripture passage.)
Mark 1:1 - The good news!! About Jesus Christ the Son of God: (Pause 3 sec.)
Mark 2:l - After some days, Jesus went into Capernaum again, and the news went out that He was at home.
2 - And so many people gathered together that there was not room enough for them, not even around the door; and He preached the Word to them.
3 - And four men came to Him carrying a man who was paralyzed,
4 - (*) But when they could not come near Jesus because of the crowd, they took off the roof just above Him, (pause 3 sec.) and when they had made an opening, they let down the mat on which the helpless man was lying.
5 - When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the helpless man, (*) "Son, your sins are forgiven." (Pause 5 sec.)
6 - But some of the scribes who were sitting there, were saying in their hearts,
7 - Why does this man speak so; He is talking against God, for who can forgive sins but God only?" (Pause 3 sec.)
8 - And at once, when Jesus knew in His spirit that they were thinking this, He said unto them, "Why do you think such things in your hearts?
9 - Which is easier, to say to this paralyzed man, `Your sins are forgiven," or to say "Get up, and take up your bed and walk?"
l0 - (*) "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins". . . He said to the helpless man:
11 -"I say unto you, Get up and take up your bed and go home." . . .
12 - At once the man got up, and took up his bed and went out in the sight of them all; so that they wondered greatly, and praised God, saying "We never saw anything like this!! (Pause 5 Sec.) cf.1:1 `Yes' Jesus has (authority) to forgive sins, `for He is' the Son of God. You, also, of 2:10 are a helpless one `at His feet.' And to you Jesus can say - with power - cf.2:5 "Son, your sins are forgiven!!"
To you whose sins are forgiven, hear God's Word:
Col. 1:12-14: Giving thanks unto the Father Who has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
IF TIME, ADD SINGING
SOUND EFFECTS: Taking off tile roofing, music, crowds.
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