In the first
part of the service today the Hartsfield's shared from their past experience
and future goals in their oversees work. Like state side there is
the need for coordination and planning for new opportunities. There
is also need for care of mission members on the mission field.
part of the service was a message from Mark
2:1-12 regarding the healing of the paralytic man. Following are
points emphasis in this account:
paralytic had true friends who thought enough of him to bring
him to the house where Jesus was preaching.
of the crowd they took him up on the roof in order to let him down
where Jesus could see him.
true friends indeed exercised faith. Jesus recognized their
first comment to the paralytic was 'your sins are forgiven'.
the block to eternal security in Christ.
were right when then said only God can forgive sins. But because
of selfishness they missed that he was the Christ.
Jesus proved that he was the Son of Man by healing him. The
paralytic rose up and immediately picked up his bed walked out.
All were amazed and glorified God.