Jesus, Part 3

Jordan Lambert continues our look at the gospel of Mark.

Mark 2:1-12
And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 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. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 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. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 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?” 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? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” —he said to the paralytic— “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 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!”

Luke 4:18-19
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

1 John 3:8
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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We put our treasure, that’s where our heart will follow (Matthew 6:21). When we invest our money into the Kingdom of God, our heart will follow. If our treasure is not being stored in God’s Kingdom, our hearts may miss it all together (Matthew 6:19-20). Because of this, where we spend our money is a direct reflection of our heart and its attitude towards God and His Kingdom

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SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

1.Who or what are you currently pursuing? (Jesus, something/someone else.This could be multiple things)

Who in this story do you relate to the most?

Who do you wish you were more like?

What can you change in your life to be more mission-minded in this new season of Fellowship Church?

Is there anyone you could “carry” to Jesus, or is there anyone that may be currently asking you to carry them to Him?

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