Good Friends and a Good Lord
Mark 2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
Mark 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
Mark 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
It was always of the greatest importance, that Jesus preached the word of God. He is our example, preach the word with authority. Following the power of God's word came forth healings and miracles, for the kingdom of heaven was with Jesus.
Mark 2:3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
Now these friends were determined to help their friend. Are we as determined to bring others to the Lord in prayer? Who fixed the roof? Perhaps the four who tore a hole in it?
Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Wait? He was brought to Jesus for healing, yet truthfully being forgiven of sins is the greatest miracle; healing of the soul. Many have broken lives, so come to Jesus and he will forgive your sins. Life is new to you.
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Cor 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Cor 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.