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Sunday, August 06, 2006

SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – WHAT KIND OF FRIEND DO YOU WANT TO BE?

Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. – Luke 5:18.

What is the fullest definition of a friend?

The Bible offers us numerous definitions and examples. One of my favorite examples is this story of the paralyzed man whose friends went to great extremes to get him to Jesus. Their faith and their effort to get him to Jesus are the things that ultimately result in the man's forgiveness and healing.

I don't know about you, but that's the kind of friend I want to be!

Loving Father, help me by the power of the Holy Spirit to lead my friends to forgiveness and healing in Jesus. Give me the persistence and discretion to do this with gentleness and respect, without losing my sense of urgency to see them become Christians. In the wonderful and mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

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