And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him aparalytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:1-5)

5 men (not the hamburger guys) in a group; 1 down; 4 convicted and determined to help.

They know where to go. Christ is the answer. They encounter obstacles; this becomes work. They don’t quit; they know the solution and they create a way.

Love is like this. The body of Christ is called to be like this. The organized church should be more like this.

Our Forums must be like this.

~Kurt Koster

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  1. Jon September 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Agreed. We must be a community with the common unity of becoming more like Christ and helping bring each other to the goal.

    1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

    Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

  2. Kurt October 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks Jon. I love the references; we will do more together than we ever will alone.

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