1. Noah Engle’s 16th Birthday on Sunday
2. Paintball Event on May 29th for $50.00
3. Fund Raising Ideas?
Game: No-Throw Dodgeball
1. Three teams, 3 balls per team
Notebooks (5 minutes)
1. Chris Rule earned his notebook!
2. Piper Rule earned her notebook!
20210420 Ezra’s Talk: “Their Faith”
“Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, 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 and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “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 the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” He said to the paralytic, “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!”
-Mark 2:3-12 (NIV)
This man’s four friends brought him to Jesus, and Jesus healed him because of all of his friends’ faith, apparently not because of his own faith, it seems. Have you been brought to Jesus by the faith of others? Do you have a paralyzed friend (literally or figuratively) that needs to see Jesus?
Be that kind of friend for others. You might be surprised what Jesus will do with your faith.
Prayer: Thanks, God, for the faith the paralyzed man’s friends had to bring him to you. Help us to grow in that kind of faith, and may we be thankful for the friends that bring us to hear your message and show us what it means to believe and then act on that belief, faith necessitates action, so please help us with our unbelief and any fear that holds us back from the confidence that these friends had in You. Amen 🙏
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