Podcast #446: “In The Room” by Matt Maher

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

The New Testament is filled with moments when Jesus moved, and the people missed it. The religious leaders missed it, the crowds missed it, and even Christ’s disciples missed it. Matt Maher sings of wanting to experience a move of Jesus in his song “In The Room.” I, too, want to be in the room when He moves.

Come along with me this week as we immerse ourselves in what is going on in the room in Mark 2.

In this week’s episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Make observations
    • Make a list
    • Read in context
    • Use your imagination
    • Start with God
  • Picturing what is going on in the room in Mark 2:1-12
  • Observing key details in the scene
    • returned
    • home
    • crowded
    • Jesus was preaching the word to them
    • word = the message – Mark 1:15
    • four men and a paralytic on a mat
    • determined – Mark 2:4
    • faith
    • faith leads to forgiveness
    • scribes
      • questioning in their hearts
      • Jesus knew what they were thinking
    • Jesus’ questions
    • easier
    • Son of Man – Episode 436
    • authority
    • external miracle
    • the crowd’s response
      • amazed
      • glorified God
      • acknowledged
  • Christ’s revelation of his divinity – Mark 2:5
  • Jewish thinking didn’t even give the Messiah to forgive sins — only God – Exalting Jesus in Mark Commentary – Amazon Paid Link
  • “If Jesus could perform the bodily miracle, he was claiming authority to perform the spiritual one as well..” – “Holman New Testament Commentary – Mark” by Rodney Cooper – Amazon Paid Link
  • Considering what was most important to each person in the room
  • Adjusting our priorities to the priorities of Christ

When we are in a room where the word is being spoken, and people are responding in repentance, we have just been in a room where Jesus has moved.

Enjoy the official live performance below.

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Weekly Challenge

Read Mark 1-3 to capture the context of Mark 2. Choose your favorite translation and make a list of observations from Mark 2:1-12. Get a clear picture of the room, the people in the room, and their priorities. Before you leave the room, be sure you know what’s important to Jesus and align your priorities with His.

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