- Put yourself in the place of Simon.
Trace the development of his attitude to Jesus in the successive phases of the story.
In what ways is he an example to us?
Jesus in the successive phases of the story.
In what ways is he an example to us
- Jesus needed fellow-workers.
How and where did he find them?
What marked out Simon and his colleagues as suitable?
What were, for them, the conditions of being used?
- Compare the faith of the leper with that of the friends of the paralytic. Of what was the former uncertain? And how did the latter display their faith?
What can we learn from these miracles about prayer
- Verses 21-24. What claims are implied in Jesus’ answer to the scribes’ challenge?