WRECK THE ROOF
By Pastor Robby Bradford
Wreck The Roof CAMPAIGN
Identify—Identify 3 people in your life who need Christ and can come to church next month.
Intercede—Pray for them daily over the next 2 weeks.
Invite—Invite them to come to church during the At The Movies series, November 4, 11 & 18.
(Mark 2:1-12) Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
–> Who is the paralytic in your life?
(Isaiah 53:6 NLT) All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
–> People are lost.
(Luke 19:10 ESV) “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
–> We are the hope of a lost world.
(2 Corinthians 5:18 NLT) God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.
PRAYING FOR THE LOST
1. Pray that the Father would draw them to Jesus.
(John 6:44) “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them. And I will raise them up on the last day.”
2. Bind the spirit that blinds their minds. (2 Corinthians 4:4) The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
3. Pray for open doors.
(Colossians 4:3) Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.
4. Ask God to grant insight to them so they may know God better.
(Ephesians 1:17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.