Mark 2:3-4 – Taking those in need to Jesus

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: Jesus returned to Capernaum “preaching the word to them.”  The crowds gathered together in such large numbers that there was “no more room, not even at the door.”

Mark 2:3-4 – “Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.”

Observations: The four men did not heal the paralytic.  Even though it was difficult, the paralytic’s friends found a way to get him to Jesus.

Application:  My mom told me story of a man who was in great pain.  When asked how people could help him, he said, “Through prayer, take me to Jesus.”  Once, an old pastor visited me in the hospital and said, “I can’t help you, but I know Someone who can.  Can I pray with you?”

The primary way I can help people is to bring them to Jesus.  Today, I want to commit to going the extra mile to bring people to the feet of Christ.

How can you bring those around you to Jesus today?

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