Posts made in April, 2018

Breaking Through the Obstacles! 1

Breaking Through the Obstacles!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘They couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”’ – Luke 5:19-20 NLT THOUGHT: Luke chapter 5 is full of wonderful events. After using Peter’s boat to preach to the lakeside crowds, Jesus rewards him with a miraculous catch of fish. This touched Peter deeply, causing him to declare his sinfulness (v9-10). Jesus replied, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” What a catch of men started happening. First Peter, his brother Andrew, James and John (v11); then a leper miraculously healed (v12-16); next the paralytic (v17-26) and finally Levi the tax collector deserts his office desk to follow Jesus (v27-32). Truly Christianity is for the whole world and that includes anyone reading this. Today’s Teaching focuses on the healing of the paralytic and how this miracle can greatly stimulate our journey of faith. God is ready to heal whatever the congregation’s attitude – ‘the power of the Lord was present to heal’ v17 This congregation was largely made up of Pharisees and...

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