A Place to Go- Mar 24 & 25

GOD WANTS US TO GO AND FILL HIS HOUSE 

“Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”” Luke‬ ‭14:15 NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke‬ ‭14:16-23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

GOD WANTS US TO GO TO OUR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE AND BRING IN...

1.    THE BLIND: HELPING PEOPLE GET PAST THE IMAGE BARRIERS
“If the Good News that we preach is hidden, it is hidden only to those who are lost. The devil who rules this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe. They cannot see the light of the Good News…” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:3-4‬a NCV‬‬‬‬

2.    THE POOR: HELPING PEOPLE GET PAST RELATIONAL BARRIERS
“A man was lying there who had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw the man and knew that he had been sick for such a long time, Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be well?” The sick man answered, “Sir, there is no one to help me get into the pool when the water starts moving. While I am coming to the water, someone else always gets in before me.”” John‬ ‭5:5-7‬ ‭NCV‬‬‬‬‬‬

3.    THE MAIMED: HELPING PEOPLE GET PAST HURTFUL BARRIERS
“My dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have rescued precious lives from destruction and prevented an epidemic of wandering away from God.” James‬ ‭5:19-20‬ ‭MSG‬‬‬‬‬‬

4.    THE LAME: HELPING PEOPLE GET PAST ACCESS BARRIERS
“Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:3-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

“For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”” Romans‬ ‭10:13-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬