Through The RoofWritten by jwillett on Jun 03, 2018 in - No Comments
Through the Roof
I. Dedication came through the roof (vs. 19)
Zig Ziglar: “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
II. Brokenness came through the roof (vs. 18)
1. Suffering is good news because brokenness precedes usefulness
Leonard Cohen— “there is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”
Dr. Hulshof— “A lot of Christians are closet Buddhists because of their view of suffering”
2. Our brokenness, our pain, our difficulties, our trials are never wasted.
3. Our brokenness gets us ready for what is to come. Through suffering we are being prepared for heaven.
“Maranatha”—come Lord Jesus, come
Dr. Hulshof— “Without brokenness, I fear that I might not desire heaven”
2 Corinthians 4:7-11— But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
III. Forgiveness came through the roof (vs. 20)
Hebrews 12:1-2— “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Joni Eareckson Tada (paralyzed for over 50 years)— “the first thing I plan to do on resurrected legs is to drop on grateful, glorified knees.”
What is your “through the roof moment(s)?”