July 15, 2018

Get Me To Jesus - Mark 2:1-12

In the midst of the chaos -the craziness and the confusion of life, what people need more than anything is hope.  Well, there is good news for you today because no matter where you’ve been, where you are or where you are headed to there is a better way there is hope and His name is Jesus Christ.

Who or what do you think of when you think of the word or meaning hope?

We live in a world that many maybe even those we know have felt hopeless, helpless, lost, unwanted, unloved, not good enough and or worthless. These are the exact lies that Satan tries to instill in your mind to believe and penetrate your heart with so you feel there is no hope.

John 10:10a “The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy”

Steal – to steal your joy, your hope, you from your blessings.

Kill – the wages of sin is death Romans 3:23.

Destroy – the enemy wants to either keep you from having a relationship with Christ if you do not haveone or destroy it if you do have one.

The devil may think he is in control but we really know who is in ultimate control-God!

READ: Mark 2:1-12

What do you need healing from? A bad attitude, broken relationship(s), addictions, physical healing, mental healing and or spiritual healing? Whatever you need healing God is able to do it, TODAY!

Mark 2:1-3

v1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.

v2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.

v3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.

Imagine for a moment if this was you paralyzed or not able to move and you heard about a man named Jesus that the power, ability and authority to heal. You would do whatever it takes to get to Jesus wouldn’t you?

You should do whatever it takes to get to Him, today! He can fix the unfixable, mend the un-mendable. He can fix all areas of your life and put all the broken pieces back together and make you whole again.

Mark 2:4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Three things Jesus did here;

1. Saw their faith – note it says their faith, not just the man sick. These men were very faithful as well.

2. Spoke to the man – remember in the midst of Jesus preaching the word, He stops and turned His attention to the one’s that needed Him at that very Moment.

3. Forgave him of his sins. Notice he did not physically heal the person at that time, but forgave him of his sins.

You may have come to church for one thing but God is telling you -through His Holy Spirit that the first thing you need to do is repent and ask forgiveness of your sins and then God can heal you. Repentance comes before restoration.

Mark 2:12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

The man does four things:

1. Listens to Jesus, immediately gets up before all of the witness’

2. Obeys Jesus, picked up the very thing that he was bound to. Notice the very object that was carrying him he is now carrying

3. Went where Jesus told Him to go to his own House

4. The most important part, the crowd witnesses a miracle and were amazed Because of that, they glorified God

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