Summary: Like the man that was paralized, there are times we can’t help ourselves, that is when we must get the help of the four friends of faith!

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Mk. 2:1-12

Tell your neighbor “Your miracles in the house!”

Jesus came to Capernaum and entered a house.

Q- Who’s house was it?

Nobody knows.

I’d love for Jesus to come to my

· House

· Job

· Family

· Church

If we can get Jesus into the house, we’ll have no problem filling the house!

Jesus filled the house without

· Singing

· Microphone

· Bozo the clown, or Foo-foo the dog

Ill.-Call a church prayer meeting, 2 or 3 will show up

Call a church dinner, meet people you haven’t seen in months

CEO Christians (Christmas Easter Only)

Church, lets get Jesus back in the house!!

The Bible says that Christ came in and He preached.

Q- Wouldn’t you love to hear Jesus preach?

People got hooked on His preaching.

Peter said, “…where can we go…you alone have the words of life.”

His preaching caused cities to be filled, till they had to go to the desert for lack of room.

Jesus spoke with authority and with power.

He preached till

· Storms were slain in the Spirit

· Dead men came leaping out of the tomb

He was the greatest of all preachers.

Not because of His delivery, but because of His results.

Results are the mark of real preaching.

Not style, not great swelling words, not the inflection of your voice with every adjective and adverb.

1Cor. 2:4 “…my speech and my preaching was not in enticing words of mans wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power.”

Lord, give us a demonstration today!

This man on the stretcher was in great need. He was afflicted with palsy, paralyzed, he could move or help himself.

Q- Is there anyone here today with a great need?

I can just hear this man talking to his four friends.

“Guys, I’ve heard that Jesus is down at ______ . And I know that I can’t get there myself. But if you all will get me there, I know I’ll be healed.”

Q- Who were these four men, four friends?

The Bible doesn’t name them. But in my spirit, I can hear the paralyzed man call out their names.

These are four friends we need to employ today. Four friends that we need to get to know, or reacquainted with. Four friends that will always get us to Jesus.

Four Friends Of Faith.

1. Aymoon

This guy was always talking crazy.

He was always calling “…those things that are not, as though they were.”

His name in Hebrew meant faith.

This man said “Faith will get me to Jesus!”

You see friend, if you can get hold of faith nothing will be impossible to you!

(Have someone read Mk.11:23,24 and Isa. 46:9,10)

Faith has a voice!

Tell somebody “Faith has a voice!”.

You have to speak to the mountain of

· Sickness

· Divorce

· Lack

· Debt

· Poverty

· Confusion

Your mountain will never move till you activate your faith with your voice!

Mk. 11:23

· Saith three times

· Beleiveth one time

You’ve got to do three times the speaking your faith, than believing your faith.

It may sound foolish to those who are not facing mountains, to speak to mountains. But to those of us who are- it works!

Our faith takes us to our miracle!

(Have someone read Heb. 11:6 and Jude 20)

Q- How many here need your faith built up?

Throw your hands up and begin to pray in the Holy Ghost!

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Francis Enebeli

commented on Aug 24, 2007

I have never seen this scripture explained to me like this. Please put me into your mailing list.

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