Forgiveness and Healing (Luke 5:17-26)

Luke 5 17 26 The Healing of the Paralytic

Luke 5:17-26

I. The influence of faithful friends (Luke 5:18-19)

    A. They refused to give up (Luke 8:14)
    B. “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

II. The immensity of Jesus’ power (Luke 5:20-25)

    A. The judgment of the scribes and Pharisees (Acts 26:5; Matthew 23; 5:20; Deuteronomy 18:18-22; Mark 14:64)
    B. Jesus demonstrated His power to forgive and heal (John 3:17)

III. The importance of a proper response to Jesus (Luke 5:25-26)

    A. They were amazed (Luke 2:47; 4:36)
    B. They glorified God (Luke 5:25)
    C. They were filled with fear (Luke 5:8)
    D. “We have seen strange things today!”

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