Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Last part: Jesus makes an ill man well

Mark chapter 2

Jesus *forgives a man

Verses 1-12

Jesus had made many ill people well. But he did not come only to make peopleís bodies well. The health of their bodies was important. But the health of their *souls is much more important. The *soul continues to be alive after the body is dead.

God sent Jesus because he wanted to save peopleís *souls. God wants people to live in his home, called *heaven. But people have done things that are wrong and bad. God is completely good and he is always right. He cannot let wrong and bad people into *heaven. And everybody is wrong and bad (Romans 3:23).

But God saves people, by Jesus. God *forgives them because of Jesusí death. People must believe God. They must ask him to *forgive them. And, with his help, they must stop the bad things that they are doing.

The people knew that this man was ill. But they did not know that his *soul was also ill. But Jesus knew that. The man needed God to *forgive him.

The manís friends believed. Clearly, the man believed too. We know that because Jesus *forgave him. God *forgives people who believe him.

The teachers did not think that Jesus was able to *forgive anyone. They thought that only God can *forgive. But Jesus showed them that God had given that authority to him. He told the man that he should stand. Then he told the man that he must walk to his home. That could only happen if God had made the man well.

God had given to Jesus the authority to make the man well. So clearly, God had also given to Jesus the authority to *forgive the man.

Next part: The people that God helps

Index to this book: Index


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