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Summary: OFTEN WE DON’T SEE MIRACLES BECAUSE WE AREN’T WILLING TO GO WHERE JESUS IS

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SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA GO THROUGH THE ROOF

MARK 2:1-5

INTRO:

A) DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

B) WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ONE IN YOUR LIFE?

C) WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SEE AN ACTUAL MIRACLE?

D) OFTEN WE DON’T SEE MIRACLES BECAUSE WE AREN’T WILLING TO GO WHERE JESUS IS

E) ARE YOU READY TO GO THROUGH THE ROOF?

F) IT TAKES EXTREME FAITH!

G) EXTREME FAITH IS FAITH THAT IS EXERCISED IN AN EXTREME WAY!

H) IT IS FAITH THAT IS SEEN BY OTHERS

I) IT HAS AN EFFECT ON ALL OF THOSE INVOLVED

“…… If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

A) HERE IS A STORY ABOUT 4 MEN WHO HAD EXTREME FAITH

B) THEIR FAITH IN JESUS MOVED THEM TO ACTION

C) THE RESULT GAVE THE CRIPPLE MAN NEW LIFE

D) THIS NEW LIFE WAS THE RESULT OF:

1) THE WORKING OF THE SAVIOR IN HIS LIFE

2) THAT WAS THE RESULT OF THE FAITH OF HIS FRIENDS

E) OUR FAITH IS IN VAIN IF IT IS ONT IN JESUS CHRIST

F) WHEN JESUS IS IN THE HOUSE

G) THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN

H) ORDINARY PEOPLE BEGIN TO ACT STRANGE

PAUL SAID “I AM A FOOL FOR CHRIST’S SAKE”

EXTREME FAITH THAT ALLOWS THE LORD TO WORK MIRACLES IN OUR LIFE, IS THE FAITH THAT WILL CAUSE A PERSON TO:

I. GIVE THEIR TIME AND CHANGE THEIR SCHEDULES:

A) THESE MEN MADE TIME IN THEIR SCHEDULES

B) THEY MADE TIME TO TAKE THEIR FRIEND TO SEE JESUS

C) WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE TO GO TO THE LORD?

D) ARE FIRST THINGS FIRST IN YOU LIFE?

E) EXTREME FAITH WILL CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE

II. GIVE THEIR TALENT AND THEIR ABILITIES:

A) THE MAN DID NOT HAVE THE ABILITIES OR THE STRENGTH TO GET TO THE LORD

B) BUT THE MEN HAD TO GIVE OF THEMSELVES TO HELP TO GET TO JESUS

C) I WONDER WHO THOUGHT OF GOING THROUGH THE ROOF?

D) I WONDER WHAT THE EXCUSES WERE?

E) SOMEONE HAD A VISION

F) SOMEONE HAD THE COURAGE

G) SOMEONE HAD THE FAITH TO GO THROUGH THE ROOF FOR JESUS

H) SOMEONE GAVE THEMSELVES

III. GIVE THEIR TREASURES AND THEIR VALUES:

A) SOMEONE HAD TO PAY FOR THE DESTROYED ROOF

B) SOMEONE HAD TO PAY DAMAGES

C) REMINDS ME OF A STORY:

AN OLD COUNTRY PREACHER WAS EARNESTLY EXHORTING HIS CONGREGATION TO GIVE MORE LIBERALLY.

HE WAS INTERRUPTED BY A DEACON WHO SAID, "PARSON, YOU TOLD US SALVATION IS FREE -- AS FREE AS THE AIR WE BREATHE AND THE WATER IN THE RIVER. IF THAT’S TRUE, WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS ASKING US FOR MONEY?"

THE ELDERLY PREACHER SOLEMNLY REPLIED, "BROTHER JONES, YOU’RE RIGHT. SALVATION IS FREE -- AS FREE AS THE WATER YOU DRINK. BUT IF YOU WANT THAT WATER IN THE KITCHEN, SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR THE PUMP!"

THEIR NEEDS TO BE SOME EXTREME FAITH GIVING!

AND THERE MUST BE THAT FAITH THAT CAUSES A PERSON TO:

IV. GIVE THEIR TENDERNESS SEEN IN THEIR EFFORTS:

A) NO EXCUSES COULD KEEP THEM FROM GETTING THROUGH TO JESUS

B) THEY MUST SEE JESUS

C) THEY WENT FROM RADICAL TO EXTREME FAITH

D) THAT BROUGHT THE MAN TO JESUS TO BE SAVED AND HEALED

E) THEY SACRIFICED OF THEMSELVES TO SEE THAT THIS MAN WAS SAVED

F) TRULY THEY GAVE THEIR TENDERNESS SEEN BY THEIR EFFORTS

CONSLUSION:

A) WHAT MIRACLES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED?

B) WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THESE THINGS TO COME TO PASS?

C) WILL IT TAKE AN ACT OF GOD?

D) THEN CALL OUT ON HIS NAME AND GO THROUGH THE ROOF!


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