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Sermon on Luke 5:12-6:16 - The Establishment of the Sovereignty of Jesus Part 3

Jesus bestows complete health on the total person of the paralytic by beginning with the removal of the cause of his physical malady, reminding us that the wages of sin is death, and that Jesus came to save us from the wages of sin. Therefore, the only way to complete health for the whole person is to have God reconciled to us through the atoning death of Jesus Christ. "It is proper to attend to this order in our prayers. When the feeling of afflictions reminds us of our sins, let us first of all be careful to obtain pardon, that, when God is reconciled to us, He may withdraw His hand from punishing." - Calvin