Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church


 
 

The Officers and members of Berean would like to extend a hearty "welcome" to
our  Visitors and Friends. We are privileged to have you in our midst today.
Please come again and worship with us in the home of the Lord. "Surely the
righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell
in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)


Pastor Homer Hart
Senior Pastor
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Spirit of Prophecy

Again and again the bearers of the
paralytic tried to push their way through
the crowd, but in vain. The sick man looked
about him in unutterable anguish. How could
he relinquish hope when the longed-for help
was so near? At his suggestion his friends bore
him to the top of the house and, breaking
up the roof, let him down at the feet of Jesus.
The discourse was interrupted. The Savior
looked upon the mournful countenance and
saw the pleading eyes fixed upon Him. Well
He knew the longing of that burdened soul. It
was Christ who had brought conviction to his
conscience when he was yet at home. When he
repented of his sins and believed in the power 
of Jesus to make him whole, the mercy of the
Savior had blessed his heart. Jesus had
watched the first glimmer of faith grow into a
conviction that He was the sinner’s only
helper, and had seen it grow stronger with 
every effort to come into His presence. It was
Christ who had drawn the sufferer to Himself. 
Now, in words that fell like music on the
listener’s ear, the Savior said,  “Son, be of good
cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.” 
Matthew 9:2. 
The burden of guilt rolls from the sick man’s
soul. He cannot doubt. Christ’s words reveal
His power to read the heart. Who can deny His
power to forgive sins? Hope takes the place of
despair, and joy of oppressive gloom. The
man’s physical pain is gone, and his whole 
being is transformed. Making no further 
request, he lay in peaceful silence, too happy 
for words.
(The Ministry of Healing, Healing the Soul, pages 75 and 76)

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