Tear off the Roof
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Mark 2:1–2:12
Review and Introduction
John 17:1-5 ESV
The Crowd is Out – Verse 1, 2
House party at Jesus’ place
THEY Came Out – Verses 3, 4
Jesus ACTS, Verse 5
Symptoms and Sickness?
Oh No, They Didn’t, Verses 6, 7
- Who were the Scribes?
- 2 Questions and an Accusation
Oh Yes He Did, Verse 8-12
- Son of Man
- Authority Forgive Sins
Tearing off the Roof?
Growing in knowledge
- Verse 6 and 7 show us the response of the scribes to Jesus’ statement “your sins are forgiven” made to the paralytic: “Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”” How are they missing Jesus’ identity? How are they “so close but so far away” from the truth?
- In this passage we see Jesus teach using a question in verse 9 “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?” Why do you think Jesus often did this?
Feeling life deeply
- The friends of the paralyzed man in this story truly knew his need. How do you think they felt when they heard that Jesus was at home?
- In what ways do you feel the needs of your life, your family and other people? Do you want to get to Jesus? Get them to Jesus? If the sickness of sin is deeper than the symptoms of disease, how should we view our need for the gospel?
Living with courage
- Go, See, Feel, Do In what specific ways can you be among people who do not know Jesus, so that you see the need for the gospel, feel lostness enough to move you and do something in response? Let us share the gospel and invite people in to see Jesus….tear off the roof in love when necessary.
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