Mark: Sins Forgiven... A Big Deal

Jesus delays healing a paralytic while he forgives his sins. That is not what the man wanted... he wanted to walk. What is Jesus teaching here in Mark about what is most important?

Daniel 7:9-14
Mark 1:45-2:12,1:1,1:11

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • What does it mean that Jesus saw their faith?

  • Why did Jesus not heal the man first and then forgive his sins?

  • How were the scribes sort of right and also very wrong?

  • How do people today want Jesus' blessings but are not really concerned about having their sins forgiven?

  • Why is having our sins forgiven the most important thing?