In preparation for the sermon from Luke 5 and the Healing of the man: i used a lot of word study: Here are some words used.
Repeatedly in the Scripture God Himself forbids anybody to declare a sinful person righteous.
- For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for … Not one person can have God’s approval by following Moses’ Teachings. … a transgressor and finds himself guilty, and liable to condemnation and death; … given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. … God forbid. Romans 3:20
- We are a SINFUL people: http://biblehub.com/concordance/s/sinful.htm
- Sixty occurrences of this word sinful: Matthew 26:45; Mark 8:38; 14:41; Luke 5:8; John 9:16, 24
- Repeatedly in the Scripture God Himself forbids anybody to declare a sinful person righteous.
6654 forgiveness, Jesus Christ’s ministry of
- A central feature of Jesus Christ’s ministry was his declaration that believers’ sins were forgiven through their faith in him.
- Jesus Christ’s ministry of forgiveness was foretold
Matthew 1:20-21; John 1:29
- Jesus Christ’s exercise of forgiveness
Luke 23:33-34, John 8:3-11
- Jesus Christ has authority on account of his divinity to forgive sins
Matthew 9:1-8 Jesus Christ’s authority to forgive is authenticated by his healing of the paralytic.
Forgiveness, what a word.
- Nothing is more foreign, seemingly, to sinful human nature than forgiveness. And nothing is more characteristic of divine nature than forgiveness. Man is eager for vengeance and God is eager for forgiveness. In fact, never are we more like God than when we love our enemies and do good to those that harm us, for then we prove, Jesus said, to be children of God.
- Occurrences 124 times: Ephesians 1:14; Psalms 130:4; Acts 13:38; Luke 1:77; Acts 10:43; 2:38; Luke 24:47
Perception in dealing with people; perception, spiritual
- The ability to see beneath the outward form to the underlying, often hidden, reality. It is a necessary gift in dealing with people, understanding spiritual teaching and interpreting events. Perception is important for effective service, though is often lacking, even among God’s people.
- God’s knowledge of human hearts: Psalms 139:1-4; Psalms 17:3; Proverbs 24:12
- Jesus Christ’s perception of those around him: Isaiah 11:1-4; Matthew 9:3-4;
- True understanding by God’s servants: Nehemiah 6:1-2; Job 21:27 and Acts 5:1-3
- “He saw” Genesis 22:12; John 2:25; Acts 11:23, 14:9 and James 2:18 http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=luk&c=5#s=t_corr_978020
That’s the way people were saved in the Old Testament.
- And, folks, on this side of the cross we’re still in that dispensation. Psalms 32:5; 103:3; 130:4; Isaiah 43:25; 44:22; Daniel 9:9; Micah 7:19
- http://biblehub.net/searchconcordance.php?q=blasphemy and http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=luk&c=5&ss=1#s=t_conc_978024
- The profaning, desecration and taking in vain of the name of God, or the reviling of any of his works or deeds. It is strongly forbidden by God as dishonouring to his name.
- Blasphemy strongly forbidden
Ex 20:7 pp Dt 5:11 See also Ex 22:28; Lev 18:21; Lev 19:12; Lev 22:32; Nu 15:30-31
- Blasphemy strongly forbidden
- Blasphemy against God punished
- Lev 24:10-16,23; 2Ki 19:20-37 pp Isa 37:21-38
- Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unpardonable
Mk 3:28-30 pp Mt 12:31-32 pp Lk 12:10 See also Heb 10:29
- God blasphemed indirectly
- Rejecting his word and his servants blasphemes God
Ne 9:26 See also 2Ch 36:16; Ps 107:11; Isa 5:24
verse 22, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts?”
- First Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 139:2; Proverbs 15:26; Isaiah 66:18; Ezekiel 38:10; Matthew 12:25; Hebrews 4:12,