Jesus 's Main Lesson That Essay example

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Mark uniquely chose to focus on, in his opinion what he thought to be Jesus’s main undertaking on earth, which was witnessing and spreading the word of God (Twelfree 61).
And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the Paralytic, “Son your sins are forgiven.” But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins- he said to the paralytic- “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “ We never saw anything like this”! Mark 2:10-12
In this miracle story it is important to note that Mark, while he focuses on the specific lesson that
Jesus is conveying to the spectators, he is using a wondrous act to convince them visually to have faith and trust in him. According to the text, it worked because the populace were amazed and they subsequently “glorified God (Mark 2:12). Further analyzing Mark’s account the paralytic man, it is clear that Mark uses a more straightforward approach in his writing, it seems to be more of a report than a descriptive story that Luke might pen. He also uses the analogy that Jesus is this man’s father, and the afflicted is the son. This analogy is used frequently throughout the
Bible as a means to help the reader relate more to the text. It is Mark’s use of this tactic among others that add to the authenticity of not only this story specifically but the miracle tradition as…

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