Jesus Heals a Paralytic

by LA UBF   10/04/2008     0 reads


Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Matthew 9:1-7

Key verse 9:2b

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."

Read verses 1-2.  Who was brought to Jesus?  What might have this man’s life been like?  What can we learn from the men who brought him to Jesus?

Read verse 2 again.  What did Jesus do for the paralytic man?  What sins might have a paralytic man like this been tempted to commit.  What moved Jesus to forgive him of his sins?    

Read verses 3-5.  What did some of the teachers of the law say to themselves?  How did Jesus know their thoughts?  In what way were their thoughts evil?  How can we repent of the evil thoughts in our heart (Matthew 17:17a; Hebrews 3:12)?

Read verses 6-8.  What did Jesus say to the paralytic?  What did the paralytic do?  How did Jesus prove his authority to forgive sins?  What was the crowds response?