Sermons

Summary: Faith is very important in our relationship with God and also in our Christian walk.

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

BREAKING THROUGH IN FAITH

TEXT: MARK 2:1-12 AND LUKE 5:17-26

INTRO:

I. FAITH AFFECTS OTHERS (v. 18)

• What you believe can affect those you know

• But this kind of faith is active and not dead faith (Jas.2:14-20)

• We are the light and salt of the earth (Mt. 5:13-16)

• Both of these affects those around them

• We are the living epistles or testimony of Christ in this world

• If you are a true believer of Christ, there is no way it will

not come out of your life and be seen by others

• See the Hall of Faith (Heb. 11 esp. vv. 30-38)

• These people affected their generation because of their faith

• Does your faith affect others?

• Does it bring realization from others of who God is?

• The faith of these men affected the paralyzed man. And he was

healed!!!

II. FAITH ALLOWS NO BOUNDARIES (v. 19)

• Believing can take opposite forms. It can be faith or it can be

doubt.

• When you believe that God exists and that He loves you and wants

to meet your needs, and then your believing creates faith in

your heart.

• On the other hand, doubt is just as real.

• The reverse of faith, doubt tells you that God does not exist or

that he is unloving and uncaring about your needs.

• Doubt gives rise to fear, which brings torment not peace

(1 Jn. 4:18)

• Fear actually keeps you from receiving the good things God

desires to send your way.

• Doubt and do without; with faith believe and receive.

EXPECT A MIRACLE!

• These men took the opportunity when Jesus returned to Capernaum

(Mt. 8:14-17)

• They will not let this time passed without getting the healing

they sought.

• Take note that there will be hindrances to discourage you from

believing and receiving (Mk. 2:4; Lk. 5:19)

• The blessing is always on the other side of the wall. JUST

BELIEVE AND YOU WILL RECEIVE!

• Their faith moved them into action! There was no way to get in through the door, they made their way through the roof!!

• Houses were made of clay and straw therefore its easy to make a hole. (I wonder how Peter reacted?)

• Look at their effort: they brought the man, they climbed the roof, the uncovered the tiles and they let down the man

• Compare them to the religious leaders who failed to experience the power of God because of their unbelief.

• Lack of faith will make you see the impossibilities. Faith knows no boundaries. It believes that all things are possible with God.

• The people of Nazareth failed to receive for their lack of faith (Mt. 13:53-58)

• The ten fearful spies and the two believing spies (Num. 13 & 14)

III. FAITH MOVES GOD TO ACT (v. 20)

• Faith pleases God (Heb. 11:6)

• It is our faith that moves the hand of God to do miracles and not our emotion.

• Canaanite woman (Mt. 15:21-28)

• Martha (John 11:40)

• Bartimaeus (Mk. 10:46-52)

• Why did Jesus forgave and healed the man? Because of the faith of his friends! (v. 26)

• Through faith, God can touch even our deepest needs (v. 20)

• God can see beyond our natural eyes can see.

• Jesus forgave first and then he healed the man.

• The Pharisees were correct in saying that only God can forgive sin. In order to prove that He has the authority to forgive sins, Jesus healed the man (vv. 21-24)

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media


Prayer For Healing
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Rooted In Jesus
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion