Speaking Up For Christ pt 1

topical: evangelism  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  43:59
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Jesus uses the 10 commandments to relate a rich young man's need for God's grace.


Paul serves through suffering

Galatians 4:13–15 ESV
You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me.

Grace for those who hurt

handicap brought Paul to teach the Galatians at first.
handicap takes its toll on those around it
AND it also brings blessing to those around
Galatians received him with honor and self-sacrificial love

Closer Look

1 Cor 12:22- weaker parts of the body given protective honor
Pro. 31:8-9- stand up for those who cannot, be a voice for the voiceless
unborn, foster, elderly, special needs
ministry and daily life overlap

Mephibosheth and Me

READ 2 Sam 9:1-8
David honors his dear friend Jonathan
David blesses Mephibosheth “the cripple”
“Dead Dog”
Ziba’s family runs the property, Mephibosheth dines at the king’s table
I am Mephibosheth. A spiritual cripple.
Humility before God- “please save me”
Through Christ, God welcomes us to the table
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