Do you want to know Jesus? | Feb. 9
February 9, 2020
32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. Mark 1:32–34 (ESV)
Do you know him?
1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. Mark 2:1–12 (ESV)
Cultural of Invitation.
5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, 7 “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?
Jesus is looking for faith?
“…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? James 2:14–16 (ESV)
3 Now we who have believed enter that rest…6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Hebrews 4:3–6 (NIV84)
We know God by experience as we trust and obey Him.
10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
“What will you bring to Jesus so you can be delivered?”
“…casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (ESV)
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah” Psalm 68:19 (ESV)
“Who will you bring to Jesus so they can be delivered?”
List of people whose faith was seen through obedience and humility:
By faith Abraham was willing to sacrifice his own promised son.
By faith Moses stood before Pharaoh and the People of Israel.
By faith Samson placed his hands on the pillars of the Philistine Dinning Hall.
By faith David repented for the sins of Bathsheba.
By faith the people rebuilt the temple, taking over 40 years.
By faith Peter preached to thousand and choose God’s will and not man’s.
By faith Paul’s actions became an avenue for evangelism.
By faith people came to Jesus.
What is your faith causing you to do???
— Read on notes.subsplash.com/fill-in/