Mark 3

The starting place for understanding the growing conflict between Jesus and the often well-intentioned conservatives (those holding on to the value of established traditions) is Mark 2:21-22. Until now, Jesus has offended them by healing the paralytic and claiming the authority to forgive sins which has already set them against him. They can handle the preaching of John because it is about repenta ...[Read More]

Healing of the Paralytic

  Healing Of The Paralytic You’ve heard me say before that for a couple of reasons I have questions about the phrase, “What Would Jesus Do?” First, he had abilities to do things we do not.  He could walk on water, heal the sick, give sight to the blind, raise the dead and, as in this passage, heal the paralyzed.  Those are things we cannot do.  As well, it is sometimes difficult to predict wh ...[Read More]