Summary: 5 Relationships You Can’t Live Without! Each of these relationships are crucial for you to live a healthy and successful life!


Part 5 – You Need The Invisible Man

I. Introduction

The Invisible Man is a 1897 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. In the 1933 Universal film adapted the book to screen. Since then there has been television series with the same title in 1958 and in 1975. There have been countless other movies made including The Invisible Man Returns, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man, Memoirs of an Invisible Man and the clips I showed you from the most current version called Hollow Man 1 & 2. There is a new feature film called The Invisible Man slated to hit the theaters in 2010.

5 – Who’s in your five? I have told you that in your life you need 5 relationships. You need a friend. Someone who will carry you when you can’t carry on by yourself. You need a person who will kick your rear when you are doing wrong. You need a Big Black. Someone to cover your back and your character. And last week I told you that you need someone to push you. I hope you did your home work and wrote an encouraging note this week!

As badly as you need those 4 relationships and as crucial as they are to your health and well being the truth is they will all fail you at one point or another. A Samwise will miss the mark or become distracted by their own life and situations. A butt kicker will let their guard down and not say anything because they will have a momentary onslaught of fear. A Big Black will forget to pray. A pusher will think of the right word and refuse or miss the opportunity to speak it. That is why this week’s relationship is so important. The 5th relationship is the most important of all of them and in many ways is a conglomorant of all the relationships into one person. You need the Invisible Man! The good news about this relationship is that the invisible man will never fail you. Never forsake you! Never leave you.

II. Text – Psalms 121:3-8; Hebrews 13:5; John 1:14

3He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. 4Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep. 5GOD’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you— 6Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke. 7GOD guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. 8He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.

5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

14The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish.

The Invisible Man has been manifested from the Father and His name is Jesus! He has moved into our neighborhood in flesh and blood. I want to remind you this morning that you need Jesus in your life. I realize that there may be some folks here today who have never had an encounter with The Invisible Man, but you need to do so. Your life will not be complete or healthy without Him. I also recognize that most of you in here have at some point had such an encounter. However, I also recognize that normally once we have had that encounter we often forget why He is so important to our lives. We encounter Him and experience salvation and then we seem to come to the conclusion that we can handle life from here on out by ourselves. We need Him!

I want to tell you 2 reasons why we need Him and then 2 truths about Him that we must recognize today.

III. We need The Invisible Man because:

1. He walks through walls.

John 20:26 - 26Eight days later, his disciples were again in the room. This time Thomas was with them. Jesus came through the locked doors, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.”

He came through the doors! I realize that the disciples were sitting behind literal walls and doors. However, I would submit to you that they were also sitting behind different kinds of walls. They were sitting behind walls of fear, confusion, doubt, anger, and depression. The one they had given up everything for is now dead. The one they had placed their trust in is now gone. The one they risked their lives for is taken away. They were enclosed by walls! But The Invisible Man came right through their walls as if they weren’t even there!

The reason you need to have The Invisible man in your life is that He can walk right through your walls too! What walls close you in? Pain, brokenness, despair, disease, heartache, divorce, abuse, defeat, mistakes, past . . . what wall keeps you from living a healthy, successful, thriving life? My second question to you is what makes your wall more impenetrable than theirs? What makes your walls Fort Knox? What makes you think that the same Jesus who walked through their walls can’t handle your walls just as easily?

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