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The healing of the paralysed man

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Back in Capernaum, a paralysed man was brought to Jesus. Jesus chose to demonstrate the authority of his word in a surprising way - but in a way that got to the heart of the matter by showing us what our truest need really is, and who he really is.

Passages:Luke 5:17-26
Date:November 13, 2011
Series & Preacher:The Gospel of Luke, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Evangelistic Meeting)
Tags:capernaum, evangelistic, forgiveness, galilee, healings, jesus, luke, miracles, paralysed man, pharisees, signs, son of man
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Luke 5:17-26

17And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. (KJV)

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