REVIVAL ON A ROOFTOP
Dr. Miles Seaborn
INTRO. From the first sentence of this story, en, as
well as God played an important part in the
forgiveness and healing of others.
Jesus had come to town. Capernaum, edge of the sea, a
natural amphitheater that looks down to the water's
1. People for miles around could see and hear
all that happened there.
ILL. The world watches, you know -
neighbors, co- workers, family - they view
and measure our lives. When, anything out
of the ordinary happens, they know and are
2. Not only that, but wherever Jesus was, things
began to happened.
ILL. Individuals who say, "Oh, yes, I'm
all right, walking with Jesus. But defeats
the same, sin is the same, one-step
forward, two back. When Jesus is present
and in control - difference!
Churches - nothing happening, going through
the motions. Beware, when Jesus is Lord,
there is always activity of some kind (dead
man, be still).
What happens when Jesus "entered."
I. CONVERSATION CHANGED vs. 1
1. It was noised about - "gossiped" talked
about. Oh, the power of a personal message.
ILL. We spend millions to try to duplicate
the power of the tongue.
ILL. When people are changed, saved, made
new, purpose given, people talk. Not just
the building not just the program not just
the preacher ole so-and-so got saved!
2. People came, the house was filled!
Packed to overflowing.
ILL. of the spiritual and physiological
charge when masses are present to hear
God's Word. We need this - the fellowship
of the committed. We are not alone! South
America small groups a.m. masses p.m.
3. The Word was preached - vs. 2b
God honors the preaching of His Word, not just
about His Word. The Word. (Preached and
received) Many preach, no one hears.
4. The people became involved.
If you have truly held forth the Word of life, it
is leaven, yeast affects the lives of people.
II. CONCERN CAME - vs. 3
1. At personal cost and involvement.
"One carried by four." Men, bread earners, left
jobs, saw a priority, put feet on prayers,no
welfare, no compensation.
ILL. of Bob Paris left job. He came home
because his church was in revival, wanted
to witness to friends! That is what revival
is all about!
III. COMM ...
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