The man in this story from Mark 2:1-12 thought paralysis was his biggest problem, but Jesus took care of an even bigger one. And his friends got to dig up a roof and make a way for it happen.

Guest: Kelly Needham

Bible Passage: Mark 2:1-12 CSB 

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Music: Cade Popkin Music 

Story Elements (Related) Episode: The Surprise of the Story: When Jesus Doesn’t Fix It {Mark 2:1-12}

Kelly Needham

Kelly Needham is married to singer/songwriter and speaker Jimmy Needham. Kelly is the author of Friendish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion and she’s been featured on Revive Our Hearts, Desiring God, and The Gospel Coalition.

Whether writing or speaking, Kelly’s aim is to convince as many people as possible that nothing compares to knowing Jesus. She and Jimmy live in the Dallas area with their three children, Lively, Sophia, and Benjamin. You can find more of her writing and speaking at or follow her on social media.


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Episode Chapter Markers

0:00 It’s Humbling to Receive Help from Friends

11:19 Friends Getting Their Hands Dirty

14:54 Jesus Proclaims the Man’s Forgiveness

28:27 Experiencing Jesus Together

38:14 Bringing my Friends to Jesus

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