When Jesus Led The Service by Johnny Hunt

WHEN JESUS LED THE SERVICE

Mark 2:1-12




INTRODUCTION: Capernaum has been known as the headquarters of
Jesus' Galilean Ministry. It was in this city that Jesus healed
Simon Peter's Mother-In-Law. When Jesus visited this city he
would often stay in the home of Simon, located just across from
the Synagogue.

In this city, many were astonished at Jesus' healing ministry
and were amazed at what He did, but for the most part, the lost
were unresponsive to the Son of God. Jesus was in their midst
and they rejected Him. However, because of the supernatural
activity, crowds came to hear Him.

I. THE CROWDED CHURCH. v.l-2

Why?

A. THE SAVIOR. l-2a

The greatest thing that could happen
in any church is for word to get out
that "Jesus Christ is in the house."

Hospitality is one of the basic laws
of the East; the people of Capernaum
did not wait for an invitation but
simply came to the house in droves.

Can't you see it - the streets are
busy as everyone heads for Simon Peter's
house, because word is out
that Jesus is there. There is a
drawing power about Jesus. He said,
"And I, if I be lifted up from the
earth, I will draw all men unto me."
(John l2:32).

The house was packed inside and there
was a jam outside.

B. THE SCRIPTURE. 2b

"Preached the Word unto them" ...


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