THE CHRISTIAN & SOCIALCONCERNSDOING THE NECESSARY:Mark 2.1-5
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE Mark 21 And when he returned to Caperna-um after some days, it was reported that he was at home. on foot Jesus travelled Jesus walked to all the places He ministered in
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE Total Miles Jesus walked during His 3-year public ministry is: 3,125! (5,029 km) Grand total of miles Jesus walked in His 33 years on earth while traveling on trips: • 400 miles: Jesus walked from Egypt to Nazareth.• 18,000 miles: Jesus walked from Nazareth to Jerusalem And return by age 30.• 3,125 miles: Jesus walked during His 3-year public Ministry. Grand Total Miles Jesus walked on trips: 21,525 Miles (34,640 km ) Source: Arthur Blessitthttp://blessitt.com/Inspiration_Witness/MilesJesusandMaryWalked/MilesJesusa ndMaryWalked_Page1.html
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE An average of 20 miles (32 km) a day on all Hisjourneys would mean that Jesus spent at least 1,076days and nights on the road in his life! This is a total of Two Years, 346 days on the road in his life! All these miles He walked by the age of 33. The distance around the world at the equator is 24,901.55 miles (40074 km). This means the Jesus walked almost the distance around the world! Source: Arthur Blessitthttp://blessitt.com/Inspiration_Witness/MilesJesusandMaryWalked/MilesJesusa ndMaryWalked_Page1.html
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE Jesus travelled on foot Jesus walked to all the places He ministered in JESUS DID THE NECESSARY
CHRIST WAS IN GREAT DEMAND Mark 22 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them. People needed Jesus Jesus walked to people Jesus saw people Jesus preached to people JESUS DID THE NECESSARY
EMPAT SEKAWAN Mark 2 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they hadmade an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. They had a serious case They came (theywent) to the right place and the right person They encountered a logistics problem They were desperate They worked and found a practical solution THEY DID THE NECESSARY
REPEATED RESOLUTIONS There are countless problems countless human beings are facing over countless generations and countless days Countless good-hearted people in countlessfamilies and countless churches have been touched to the core of their inner beings by the countless plights of countless people Countless good-hearted people made countlessdecisions countless times to do countless things to help these countless people in need
LIMITED RESOLVE While Countless good-hearted people made countlessdecisions countless times to do countless things to help these countless people in need. In fact though Very limited number of those who made decisions all those number of times to do something, actually did!
DOING THE NECESSARY Unless we carry through the right decisions we made in response to the many who are in desperate need,little help will arrive on the scene of human need to alleviate human suffering, despiteall our considerable goodwill and good intentions.
WHAT IS NECESSARY Financial resources in regular, steady, longer-term supply. Human resources in various skills, roles and numbers. Initiatives and innovations from people who combine faith in Christ and faithfulness to Christ with compassion for those in need and an enduring resolve to DO THE NECESSARY!
WHAT IS NECESSARY Stories of the young man who makes movies the three ladies of Jenjarom New Village the innovative Indonesian who found a way to deliver water to mountain villagers
CHRIST’S RESPONSE Mark 25 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven.” Jesus sees and receives all the necessary doings Jesus does the necessary Forgiving the sins of the man brought to HIM.
OUR RESPONSE WHISPERING HOPE Soft as the voice of an angel, Breathing a lesson unheard, Hope with a gentle persuasion Whispers her comforting word: Wait till the darkness is over, Wait till the tempest is done, Hope for the sunshine tomorrow, After the shower is gone.Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice, Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.
OUR RESPONSE How will we in WHISPERING HOPE respond? What HOPE will we bring to the hopeless? What must we put in place to be able to DO THE NECESSARY?