The characters in our story: Jesus, a crowd including some who are skeptical, a paralyzed man, a team of four friends. Team => 2 or more people who share a common goal and work toward that goal.
Put their own agendas to the side and made the team agenda their priority. The team was not satisfied with getting their paralyzed friend to the house where Jesus was speaking, they would not stop until they got their friend into the presence of Jesus. This team knew that if they could do their part, that Jesus could be trusted to do His part. Jesus saw the faith of this team and responded, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Jesus saw the faith of this team and forgave a man’s sin, healed a man of his paralysis and declared Jesus’ authority as the Son of Man.
… lives to glorify God by joining Him in His work of reaching people in our community and throughout the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ and developing them by God’s love into spiritually mature disciples.
Glorifying God … Reaching People … Making Disciples.
… this community saw the faith of this team, this church?