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President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!

Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!


'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!

PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"

PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"

Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!

Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!

Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!

Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!


The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column


Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!

Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


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In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'

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Greek communities can communicate charity and care!

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“Paralyzed, Always Remember Almighty Lord Your Savior In Situations!" (P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S)

Ramesh C. Reddy

Editors note: The devotionals that appear from this month on will be taken from the summer archives because I want to go over the Gospel of Mark from the beginning.. It is possible they will have updates and will be highlighted in pink.

Quiet Times: (Psalm 118,  Proverbs 28, and Mark 2:5-12)

"In my distress I prayed to the Lord and he answered me and rescued me." (Psalm 118:5, TLB)

"It is better to trust the Lord than to put confidence in men." (Psalm 118:8, TLB)

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24, TLB)

"A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance." (Proverb 28:13, TLB)

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . ." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this’”. (Mark 2:5-12)


I asked myself who are the main characters involved!

  1. Jesus

  2. Paralytic

  3. Teachers of the law

  4. Crowd


I asked myself what role they play!

Point 1: Jesus

  1. Jesus saw their (four men who brought the paralytic) faith.

  2. Jesus said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

  3. Jesus knew in his spirit what the teachers of the law were thinking in their hearts.

  4. Jesus asks the teachers of the law 3 questions.

  5. Jesus tells them He has the authority to forgive sins.

  6. Jesus tells the paralytic 3 things.

Point 2: Paralytic

  1. The paralytic got up.

  2. The paralytic picked up his mat.

  3. The paralytic took his mat and went home.

Point 3: Teachers of the law

  1. The teachers of the law were sitting there when Jesus told the paralytic his sins were forgiven.

  2.  They thought to themselves ‘why does this fellow talk like that?’

  3. They thought to themselves, ‘He’s blaspheming!

  4. They thought to themselves, ‘Who can forgive sins but God alone?’

Point 4: Crowds

  1. The paralytic walking amazed the crowds.

  2. The crowds praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”


I decided to focus on the first 2 actions of Jesus today.  

I asked myself what is the significance of Jesus’ actions?

Statement 1: Jesus saw their (four men who lowered the paralytic) faith.

When Jesus saw their faith, He intervenes in the life of the paralytic. This is so cool because what this tells me is the importance of intercession. These men interceded on behalf of the man for his healing and Jesus took notice. We are not told if the paralytic believed but only the actions of the four men. It is possible that ‘their’ could have meant the paralytic too but we don’t know.

This has valid implications for our own lives because Jesus does take notice of intercessory prayer. I know I have prayed to Jesus for people who do not even know Jesus that they would be healed for an ailment and Jesus has healed them and shown them mercy because of the prayers.

There is precedent for this in the Old Testament too! When people were sinning and going their own way, they were bit by a snake and many were dying. When Moses saw that, he pleaded with God and interceded on behalf of the Israelites. When Moses’ intercession reached God, God told Moses to lift up the serpent on a pole and whoever looks up to the pole, would be healed. Those that looked up were healed.

Moses interceded on behalf of the Israelites and God took notice. I believe Jesus took notice of the four men who interceded on behalf of the paralytic.

Statement 2: Jesus said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

It is so interesting that even though the man is paralyzed, Jesus does not address his physical condition first but addresses his spiritual condition. This is evident by the statement, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Jesus also gives the man identity by calling him ‘Son’. This makes me think that Jesus was letting him know that he wants the man to belong to him. It is possible that his physical condition may have been caused as a direct result of sin but we do not know. Sometimes things happen in our lives because we live in a sinful world and other times they happen as a direct result of our own sin.


I know the man was paralyzed and Jesus told him that his sins were forgiven as he called him, ‘Son’. I believe Jesus calls us sons and daughters too. The question is whether we are willing to acknowledge Him, as our Heavenly Father! This passage also makes me think of areas in which we are paralyzed.

I ask you now dear friend, where does paralysis take hold of you?

Dear friend, paralysis is not always physical but it could also be spiritual or psychological.

We can be feeling so guilty about something that we keep racking our minds on it to the point that we freeze ourselves from forgiving ourselves or accepting other people’s forgiveness. Jesus does not want that to happen and wants to free us from whatever guilt we are facing for He already paid the price to set us free. The hardest thing is forgiving self from the guilt. The Good News is that there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus for the power of the life giving Spirit frees us from the law of sin and death. Yes, it does friend. Jesus will bring healing for you from the paralysis of guilt as you turn to Him and receive His forgiveness. What occurred may not be changeable and God knows that. He still forgives you and wants you to pick up your mat and go home. The paralyzed man was stuck to the mat just as guilt maybe sticking to you. With Jesus’ help the man separated himself from the mat and you can separate yourself from the guilt and go home. Home is usually a place of shelter and the Lord wants to give you shelter from this paralysis.

Guilt is the worst thing a person can face because their mind is surrounded with 'What if's'. Jesus does not want you and me to live in the 'What if' world. Whatever has happened happened and if we cannot change it, we need to still move on. Our Lord wants us to move on from the guilt that plagues us. At the Cross, He paid the price for you and me. Yes, He did friend. Jesus restores you where you are.

Whatever you have done or said, take it to the Lord in prayer and rest in Him. He is a God of restoration and takes away the paralysis of guilt. Yes, He does friend! Oh yes, He does! I can speak from experience. The key is depending on Him and waiting on the Lord. If you are able to bring restoration in the lives of people that you have hurt, you should do that as you seek the Lord.

Maybe guilt is not what paralyses you but it could be fear. You can be so fearful of something because of what happened to you in the past that you are paralyzed by fear. The Lord Jesus does not want that for you. He wants you to know that ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and of a sound mind’. The type of fear that paralyses is from the devil and Jesus is here to free you from that fear. No matter what fear you are facing, please take it to the Lord in prayer. He loves you so much. Yes, He does. You are never out of His love; you are never out of His reach.

Whatever paralyzes you, you know about it. It could be interfering with your daily activities and what you need to do. You don’t have to lose hope. The paralytic took the help from the men who carried him. There are times we need to be carried to Jesus with the baggage we have. There are times Jesus Himself carries us! It is wonderful to know there are those out there who want to help people through their paralysis whether it is physical, spiritual, or psychological. Take the help that comes your way and know Jesus wants to be your Great Physician.

If you are using Internet Explorer, listen to the song, ‘Seventy Times Seven' and take the words to heart.

"Paralyzed?, Always Remember Almighty Lord Your Savior In Situations!" (P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S)/"Where does paralysis take hold of you?"

Make this your prayer:

Dear Jesus, thank you so much for interceding on our behalf. You love us so much that you died for our sins and came back to life to save us. Lord, you know the paralysis each of us face in our own lives, you know what hinders us from moving on, picking up our mat and going home. More than anything, it is sin Oh Lord. It is sin that captivates and paralyzes us but we know you are there to help us. So Jesus, come and please help us to overcome things that paralyze us. Help us to receive the help you offer and not be so individualistic. Please take our guilt, fear, or whatever we face and cover us with your loving presence please. And Jesus there are those that are physically paralyzed that need your loving touch and help in their lives. Please help them in all they need to do. Give them strength to endure and bring your healing in their lives please Jesus. Thank you Jesus we are never out of your love and never out of your reach no matter where we have been. Thank you we can talk to you for you are our Great Physician. We turn our lives over to thee and ask thee for your loving healing grace to engulf us. Thank you for your cleansing blood to heal us. Thank you Jesus for hearing us and answering us! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in your heart.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner Lord. I am so sorry for my sins. I confess my sins to you. I confess the wrong things I have done and messed up my own life. I need you Lord right now and in the years to come. I have gone my own way and have not found what only you can give me. You alone have the words of Eternal Life. You alone love me unconditionally for who I am. Thank you Jesus! I turn myself to you Oh Lord in this Fall of September 2005. Please forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart.  I accept you Jesus into my heart. Thanks Jesus for coming into my heart. Thanks for forgiving me of all my sins. Thanks for giving me a new identity in you. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior as I believe in my heart that you died and came back to life to save me now and forever. I give myself to you and ask you to be in control of my life. Thank you Jesus for the coming days we can do things together. Thanks for being my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you Jesus you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thanks Jesus for changing me and helping me through life's storms and winds. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend, you may feel something or you may not but this you can be assured that the Lord Jesus has come into your life and will give you a new beginning! Amen!

Get yourself involved in a campus Bible study, fellowship, and most of all find a Bible believing church and be involved to grow in your Christian walk with the Lord. They all need to be supplements for your own precious time with the Lord in prayer and meditating on His Word. If you need a Bible, please let me know!

If you need anyone to talk to, pray with, or study the Bible with this Fall of September 2005, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579.

Love in Christ,

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