Manny Pereira - August 25, 2019

The One Who Heals From Sin

Crowds that marveled now fear. Opposition has increased. Each of Jesus’ works are marked by greater impossibility. All has escalated. This is the third in a three-set series of miracles and each progressively answers the question, “What sort of Man is this?” The Man that can calm a dreadful storm and command demonic spirits with a mere word, now authoritatively forgives sins—a prerogative universally accepted as being of God alone. In this remarkable scene, Jesus reveals Himself for the first time as the One who heals from sin. The story is as much gripping as it is dripping with irony. The forgiveness of a paralytic occasions healing. But which of the two is the greater miracle? God is blasphemed. But who is committing blasphemy? The all-important focus that offers us hope and healing is found in the answer to the penetrating question, “What sort of Man is this?”

Scripture References: Matthew 9:1-8

From Series: "Christ’s Authenticating Ministry"

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