When the friends of a paralyzed man brought him to Jesus, they believed that Jesus could meet his obvious physical need. As Alistair Begg explains in this message from Mark 2, however, Jesus had the bigger picture in view. Our greatest need is spiritual, not physical, and only Jesus can meet that need by forgiving our sin.
An Extraordinary Encounter
What was it like to have a face-to-face encounter with Jesus? From the physically broken man of Mark 2, to the devoted religious man of John 3, and to the promiscuous woman of John 4, Jesus personally engaged unlikely individuals with extraordinary results. None of them walked away from their encounter with Christ unchanged. In this series, Alistair Begg reminds us that each of these individuals had something else in common: their greatest need was not for physical healing or stature, but for a Savior. Jesus offered them a spiritual transformation, and He offers the same thing to us today.