LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE

SERIES BIO:  The Biblical narrative implies that a normal relationship with God includes miracle interventions. This is promised through Jesus' teachings, creating a vision that "all things are possible" to those who walk with God. If the miraculous, rising above even impossible situations, is the normative for the Christian, then how are we to activate such realities? How are we to encounter God, live in greater freedom and see Bible-level miracles happen for us? This Sunday we begin a several week series of teachings that will inspire, impact and infuse God's great heart of hope. 

MATTHEW 17:20 NKJV [Jesus said] …for assuredly, I say to you, if you have FAITH AS A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.

MARK 9:23 NKJV Jesus said to him, "If you can BELIEVE, ALL THINGS [ARE] POSSIBLE to him who BELIEVES."

 

QUESTION:

Do you have

any IMPOSSIBILITIES in your life,

that if became POSSIBLE,

would ALLEVIATE SUFFERING?

 

IMPOSSIBILITIES:

  • Absolute statistical truth
  • Confirmed as incapable of occurring
  • Mathematically beyond improbability
  • Transcends laws of physics
  • Without physical explanation
  • Requires divine intervention

 

HOW MIRACLES HAPPEN:

  • I don’t believe that miracles are LIMITED to RANDOM ACTS of GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY.
  • I believe miracles are PRE-EXISTING POTENTIALS, accomplished in CHRIST’S REDEMPTION, ACTIVATED by our engagement of SPIRITUAL LAW.
  • When miracles DON’T HAPPEN, it ISN’T because of LIMITATIONS in GOD’S SOVEREIGN-DESIRE, NOR our lack of SPIRITUAL BRAWN; BUT a lack of understanding of EXISTING SPIRITUAL LAW.

 

SHAMING STATEMENTS:

  • “If your faith was real you would not be experiencing challenges!”
  • “You must have sin in your life!”
  • “You didn’t pray hard enough!”
  • “You had doubt in your mind!”
  • “God is judging you!”

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH?

  1. A coping mechanism (a passive virtue)?
  2. A catalytic receptor (causal force)?

 

QUESTION:

What IMPOSSIBLE things

would you like

to EXPERIENCE with God?

 

QUESTION:

What if over the next several weeks

we could look at the principles that govern

MIRACLE-FAITH as CATALYTIC RECEPTOR?

 

MOVING FORWARD THIS WEEK

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS? 
  • HOW WILL YOU USE IT TO HELP/SERVE OTHERS?

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