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An extra mile for christ

  1. 1. AN EXTRA MILE FORCHRISTJesus saw their faith,.. Mark 2:5
  2. 2. FOUR CHARACTERSin Mark 2:1-211. The Paralytic Man2. One of the Four Friends3. The Owner of the House4. One among the Crowd
  3. 3. MAN Paralyzed in his body & Totally Helpless Entirely Governed by the Disease Dependent on the Mercy of People Has a Strong Desire to Come out of it In Need of a Doctor& in Need of a Redeemer
  4. 4.  Being a Good Friend Involves Certain Sacrifice & Selflessness(1 John 4:20-21 & Matt 25:35) Becoming a Helper Requires You to be Healthy Man (John 3:3)(A paralytic cannot help another paralytic) Being a Friend Demands Patience, Persistence & Forbearance(They Perhaps did not Realize that they would have to break theroof when they had First Started off the Journey) Unless You are in Christ, This is Not Possible. You cannot DoAnything Apart from HIM (John 15:5)ONE OF THE FRIENDS
  5. 5. ONE OF THE FRIENDS An Act of FAITH is Always Respected in the Eyes of God &‘without faith it is impossible to please God’ (Heb 11:6 ) 4 People, ONE task: If One Withdrew, the Task could Easily beAbandoned. Make every effort to KEEP THE UNITY of theSpirit through the bond of peace (Eph 4:3) And then the SYNERGY of Togetherness: How could one manchase a thousand, or two put TEN thousand to flight (Deut 32:30& Leviticus 26:8 )
  6. 6. OWNER OF THE1. GIVING - Allowing the Loss Willingly for the GLORY of God2. FORGIVING - No Action Against the People who Broke the HouseGod knows his heart, so he chose that house: Evenif You do not Respond & Resist God’s Grace at a time like this,Deliverance and Relief for the Needy will Arise from Some OtherPlace, but You and Your Relatives will Lose (Esther 4:14)great TRAITS
  7. 7. ONE OF THE CROWD Are you a Complacent & Complaining Christian? Are you the Servant who Hid the Talent in the Ground(Matt 25:18)? Are you the Fig Tree Full of Leaves but No Fruit (Matt21:19)? Are You Willing to be Part of the Body & Part of thePlan: Ready Like the Colt (Luke 19:34) to be Used of theLord? ?The axe is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does notproduce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire (Matt 3:10)
  8. 8. NEW EXPERIENCE IN CHRIST PHYSICALLY, You will Arise, Take up YourBed and Walk SPIRITUALLY, Your Sins will be Forgiven &You will become the Son of GodWHICH OF THOSE ARE YOU?