A Sermon Echo from Sunday, August 21, 2016

(A “Sermon Echo” is a short reminder or elaboration of something I preached or heard about on a previous Sunday.)

This past Sunday’s message was a familiar and fun Bible story; the story of Jesus healing the paralytic man from Luke chapter 5.  In the story, Jesus was teaching and some unnamed men bring a paralyzed friend to him for healing but it is so crowded where he is teaching that they can’t get through to him.  The men take the guy up to the roof, dig a hole in the roof and lower him to Jesus.

Jesus sees the paralyzed man lying there on the suspended mat.  Jesus analyzes the situation and apparently determines that the man’s greatest need is forgiveness!

(There’s more to the story but that is the part I wish to “echo.”

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