What a great study we had looking at the Four–Fold Gospel in action on Sunday! Really what that means is that it was Jesus in action, doing what only He can do.
As a reminder, the Four-Fold Gospel is that Jesus is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.
This is how, as part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, we view Jesus. This is not a separate gospel or a new gospel but it is a picture of Christ in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) at work.
In Luke 5, there were two powerful accounts of Jesus healing people. The first was his healing a man “full of leprosy”. The second was healing a man whose friends broke through the roof to get their paralyzed friend to Jesus. In both accounts, the people put themselves in a place to depend on Jesus and to receive his mercy. In the account with the man with leprosy, he acknowledged that Jesus was able to heal and asked if he was willing. And the second account, the men carrying their friend had such faith, that Jesus saw their faith.
These are powerful lessons for us to learn because they are good instructors on how to approach Jesus: with humility, with dependency and desperation, filled with faith, and being gutsy as we approach Him. This is not meant for a manipulation of Jesus, which could never happen, rather learning right approaches to the King! After all, we’re dependent on Him for everything, including our very lives. So as we come to Him, humility is a must! In fact, God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Therefore, may we humble ourselves and approach the throne of grace boldly (Heb. 4:16), to find His mercy in our time of need!
Many blessings as we seek Jesus together!
Please read Romans 8 for our time together on Sunday.