Exegesis Essay

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY EXEGESIS: MARK 2:1-12 A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. LESTER KITCHENS OF THE LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS HOMI 501 LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY PAUL J LIMATO 111 NORFOLK, VA SEPTEMBER 2012 Introduction How audacious is the faith of the four who dug a hole in someone else’s roof to get a sick man to Christ. Often times the manner in which they impressed Jesus with their faith, and compassion towards their friend is emphasized in sermons that are taken from this text, Mark 2:1-12. However, there is more than meets the eye in this account that happens early in the ministry of the Savior in his headquarters, the city of Capernaum. This passage has two climaxes. The second, remarkable act is the manner in which Jesus chooses to heal this man by speaking the words, “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” This paper will attempt to extrapolate as much information from this extraordinary narrative account in the ministry of Christ, and its theme of proving that Jesus, the Son of Man, has the power and authority to forgive sins, as only God has. Translation The King James Version (KJV) of the passage reads: 1.And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 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. 3.And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 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

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