Do You Need a Miracle – part 3

Anybody Need A Miracle?

Psalm 77:14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

Why are there miracles in the Bible?

John 14:11-14 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.(12)”Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13)Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.(14)If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

Here’s our belief dilemma:

There is a gap between our theology and our reality.

Prayer: Lord, close the gap!!

Miracle Mistake:

Our theology conforms to our reality

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Cut and Paste Christianity:

Ignore the things we haven’t experienced and remove the responsibility to ask.

“Sounds fishy”

Matthew 17:24-27 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?”(25)He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke o him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or others?” (26)And when he said,” From others, “Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.(27)However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

Why did Jesus do this “sounds fishy” miracle this way?

Miracles and Believing 101:

Miracles —— It’s a God thing.

Jeremiah 32:27 I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Miracles are beyond any personal level of proficiency.

Miracles are faith “in” action, a willingness to obey when it doesn’t make sense.

Miracles are unplanned.

Are you open to God doing something unprecedented, new in your life today?

D.L. Moody “Attempt something so great for God that it’s doomed to fail unless God be in it.”

Are you asking the Lord for a miracle today?

Matthew 20:32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?

Does God yawn?

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