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Jesus heals the paralytic

Jesus, a paralysed man and the forgiveness of sin.
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi, Arabic, Simplified Chinese
Jesus was in a building teaching Pharisees and teachers of the law (who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem), and the power of the Lord was with Him to heal. – Slide 1
Lots of people wanted to hear Jesus, and a large crowd had gathered. – Slide 2
Just then some men showed up, carrying a paralysed man on a stretcher. They were trying to bring him in and place him before Jesus. – Slide 3
But since they found no way to carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and made an opening … – Slide 4
… then let him down on the stretcher through the roof … – Slide 5
… right in front of Jesus. – Slide 6
When Jesus saw their faith he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’ – Slide 7
Then the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to think to themselves, ‘Who is this man who is uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ – Slide 8
When Jesus perceived their hostile thoughts, he said to them, ‘Why are you raising objections within yourselves? Which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Stand up and walk?” – Slide 9
‘But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’ – He said to the paralysed man – – Slide 10
‘I tell you, stand up, pick up your mat and go home.’ – Slide 11
Immediately the paralysed man stood up before them, picked up the mat he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. – Slide 12
Then astonishment seized them all, and they glorified God. – Slide 13
They were filled with awe, saying, ‘We have seen incredible things today.’ – Slide 14
A free downloadable video of this story is available in several resolutions and in many languages from www.gnpi.org/media/the-global-gospel. – Slide 15