To know who Jesus is we must pay attention to who He says He was and check the evidence.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 9:3 - Does he think he's God?
Read - Matthew 9:1–8; Mark 2:1–12; Luke 5:17–26
7 times in John we hear Jesus utter the words ‘I Am’…claiming that He was the Son of the God the Father and Divine. The people mostly struggled with this…until an empty tomb proved He was no mere mortal. In today’s text, He both forgave and healed…doing things the people never thought they would see. A life of following Jesus is indeed amazing.
Lord, both forgive and heal me.
A sign of being Mended by Jesus is the desire to bring others to be Mended by Him. These four friends give us a powerful example of what our own Ministry could look like. You may never carry someone through a roof but you can find ways to introduce those whom you influence with the love of God.