This weekend at C3, Pastor Jim Kelly spoke an awesome message on The Necessity of Friends. Pastor Jim and his wife Janet are great friends of mine and Matt’s! He pastored RCC in Raleigh and now they call C3 their church home! Pastor Jim is also a leader of a North Carolina Church Planting Organization.
1 ) Real Friends will always point you to Jesus
Mark 2:1-3 “A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.”
2 ) Real Friends will carry you when you can’t get there in your in own strength.
Mark 2:4 “Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.”
3 ) Real Friends will remove every obstacle in the way and go the extra mile for you!
Mark 2:5 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
4 ) Real Friends will help clean up the mess, long after the meeting is over!