I have watched over the years the people who have been disappointed and hurt by those they used to call friends in the world. They partied with them, sinned with them, but the moment they got saved and did not do the same things, they were then abandoned.
A true friend is difficult to find. They say if you have 3 real good friends in an entire lifetime you are considered very wealthy.
Let me show you in the Word some GREAT FRIENDS!
Mark 2:2-4, Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
These guys had a buddy who was paralyzed and couldn’t get to where Jesus was holding a meeting. His 4 friends created a little stretcher out of his bed and carried him to meet Jesus to get healed. They get to the door and there are so many people that they could not even get into the room. They could have turned around and walked away and the paralyzed friend would have had no control.
True friendship demands the best for each other. They got on the roof, started taking the roof apart, and then lowered their buddy through the roof down to Jesus!! I would not have been pleased as the homeowner…lol.
GREAT friends want to make sure that their buddy is taken care, and no matter what the cost, what the effort, they were going to make that happen for him.
Only because the paralyzed guy had GREAT FRIENDS (stone rollers) was he ever seen by Jesus. That is true friendship.
ARE YOU AND I TRUE FRIENDS OF THE LOST PEOPLE WE CALL FRIENDS?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO GET THEM TO JESUS?
SUNDAY IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY, AND JESUS WILL BE IN THE HOUSE. WILL YOU DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THEM TO THE HOUSE THAT JESUS IS GOING TO BE COMING TO?
What type of friends are we?
Mark 2:11-12, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
BE A TRUE FRIEND, GET THOSE AROUND YOU TO THE HOUSE WHERE JESUS IS HOLDING A MEETING THIS WEEK!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy