Sermon shared by John Mccurry
Mark 2: 11 & 12
Joh 9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. Joh 9:25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner [or no], I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
We find in our reading today that Jesus is the Great Physician.
Jesus himself said I come not to those that need not a physician but to the sick.
In Mark ch. 2 the 4 men took off the roof to let the paralyzed man down in the presence of Jesus.
In Jesus day the sick and afflicted, the diseased and the lame was looked upon as being an outcast to society. They looked upon these as being judged because of their sin or their parentís sin.
Is it not true that we in our society also assess people by who they are what family they are from.
People today are judged in amount of there worth. (10 most riches, the 10 most beautiful, etc.)
Iím glad that God does not look at us with judgement although one day he will.
God looks at us and sees what we could and can be through Christ.
Society has said about some of us they are nobody, but God calls us Sons and daughters.
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
JESUS CARES for you. The ministry of Jesus was one of caring for the people. His ministry was and still is one of compassion. Not willing that 1 would perish.í
A Good doctor is hard to find.
Iíve been to too many Physiciansí of no value. Job knew about this.
Job round up calling them misery and dreary friends.
Job you are and must be sinning.
Jesus the one who CARES
We have love ones that care but they have to stop at the door Jesus walks through the door.
Thy sins are forgiven thee.
Arise take up your bed.
How can this happen?
Joh 9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. :25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner [or no], I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
Jesus not only can forgive and bring healing He brings a better way of life.
Jesus gave orders that would change His life, take up your bed and walk.
The old life was one of misery and depression His new life was one of walking and praising God.\
Joh 9:25c one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
You do not have to be paralyzed to live a miserable life.
Frustration, misery, disappointment all the other negative feelings filled this man life.
Many people today live empty lifeís.
Jesus gives new life because HE CARES
Take up your Bed and Walk.
I once was Blind but Now I See.
For years this man bed was carrying him and now he is carrying it. Praise God.
The man that was blind for years saw nothing but darkness and now light feels his eyes.
Thank God for the Great Physician.
I once was sick with self pleasures