Can Your Faith Be Seen? – Luke 5:17-39

From my reading in Luke 5:17-39 in the One Year New Testament.

Faith You Can See

A group of guys (I picture them as twenty somethings) did something crazy to bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus. There was no way into the doors of the building where Jesus was teaching, so they got on the roof, tore a hole in it and lowered their friend down! Here was Jesus’ reaction to this radical act…

Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20

There are several lessons in this story but I want to focus on one phrase, SEEING THIER FAITH. Jesus saw the faith of these men and most likely the paralyzed man’s faith because they were willing to do something unusual to get to Jesus.

True Faith Will Be Seen

I am challenged by this story to live my faith. I don’t just want to talk about my faith, but do something tangible. I want to trust God to spiritually and physically heal the people around me and have the faith to take risks for his glory. So ask yourself…

Can my faith be seen?

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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