Thursday, March 26, 2009

Preparing Hearts for Friend Day - Texas Style

It has been great building up to Friend Day - Texas Style. I have been preparing our folks with these four messages.

One man who was carried by his four friends. Working together we can bring others to Christ

Mark 2:3-5

And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

One man who was changed by Christ is now told to go to his friend and tell them.

Mark 5:19

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

One man who prayed for his friends and the Lord bless him greatly.

Job 42:10

And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

One man bringing his friend to Christ, personally.

John 1:44-46

Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

This week, I am preaching on that ‘friend’ who is closer then a brother.

Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

If you live in the PG area, come and bring a friend. We would love to introduce you and them to the LORD Jesus Christ.

Pray for us here at Spruceland Baptist Church, Thanks.

1 comment:

Phyllis Blickensderfer said...

Texas style? I'd love to see your Texas style. Down here Texas we're in the habit of waving at strangers on the country roads; bringing waaaay to much to potluck dinners and sending the extras home with those who need it the most; hugging instead of shaking hands. Yep -- that's Texas style!!!