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LOVE, LEAD & LIFE CHANGE

Part 2 – Being a Church That Is Loving People to Christ
Luke 5:17-20

August 13, 2023
Johnny Moore, Sugar Land Groups Pastor

Luke 5:17-20  One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”  (NIV)

A. INTENTIONALITY – Develop a plan to bring your friend to Jesus (v.18)

  • 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

1. Live an authentic life in front of your friends

2. Establish a lifestyle of invitation

3. Tell your friends about Jesus

4. Share your personal testimony 

B. PERSISTENCE – Be persistent No Matter What (v.19)

  • When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.  Luke 5:19

1. Press through the rejection

2. Show love through your perseverance

C. FAITH – There are people in your life that need you to believe that Jesus can and will forgive them and save them. (v.20)

  • When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”  Luke 5:20
    Believe that Jesus can save and heal

D. PRAYER

1. Pray for an opportunity

2. Pray that God will soften their heart

3. Pray that God will soften YOUR heart

Either you are Telling people about Jesus, Carrying people to Jesus, or you are in need of Being Carried to Jesus.