Where would you bring your struggling friend?

Sunday, 11. October 2020

Hebrews 11:1 NIV
 
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
 
Luke 5:18-19 NIV
Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. (19) When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

1. An Undoubting Heart

 
Mark 9:23 NIV
 
"‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

2. Bold action

 
Luke 5:18-19 NIV
 
Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. (19) When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

3. The action of your faith is the key to the miracle!

 
Luke 5:20,24b,25 NIV
 
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (24)...So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” (25) Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God.
 
Matthew 17:20 NIV
 
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”