Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/7/2018

Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Power over Sin, taken from Matthew 9:1-8. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Your greatest need is for forgiveness (1-2)
   A. Jesus provided forgiveness first rather than healing
      – Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:4-5
   B. We are powerless to save ourselves (as signified by the paralytic)
      – Romans 5:6; Ephesians 2:1
   C. We are saved by grace through faith alone
      – Ephesians 2:8-9

II. Jesus has the authority to forgive sin (3-7)
   A. Only God can forgive sin
      – Psalm 32:1-2, 51:4
   B. Jesus demonstrated his authority to forgive by healing the paralytic
      – Matthew 9:6

III. God’s forgiveness of our sins through Jesus should fill us with awe and praise (8)
   A. The crowd was filled with awe at the healing of the paralytic
   B. The crowd praised God for giving such authority to Jesus
   C. We should be filled with even greater awe and praise for Jesus’ authority to forgive sin – Psalm 130:4; Rom 3:25-26

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