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Walk This Way: Activate Your Faith: Mark 2:1-12

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5 benchmarks of a growing faith

1. My Faith Motivates

So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and He was speaking the message to them. Then they came to Him bringing a paralytic, carried by four men.
Mark 2:2-3 (CSB)

2. My Faith Persists

Since they were not able to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above where He was. And when they had broken through, they lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic was lying.
Mark 2:4 (CSB)

3. My Faith Reconciles

Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:5 (CSB)

As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:12 (CSB)

4. My Faith Provokes

Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves and said to them, “Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, pick up your stretcher, and walk’? But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” He told the paralytic, “I tell you: get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”
Mark 2:8-11 (CSB)

5. My Faith Praises

Immediately he got up, picked up the stretcher, and went out in front of everyone. As a result, they were all astounded and gave glory to God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
Mark 2:12 (CSB)