SERMON NOTES:  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. 

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT: 

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."

 

WHAT IS BIBLE FAITH? (PICK ONE)

1.   A coping mechanism (a passive virtue)?

2.   A catalytic receptor (causal force)?

 

FAITH IS A RECEPTOR 

MARK 11:22-24 NKJV So Jesus answered and said to them, "HAVE FAITH IN GOD. 23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but BELIEVES that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, BELIEVE that you RECEIVE [them], and you will have [them].

JAMES 1:5-8 NKJV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ASK IN FAITH, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will RECEIVE anything from the Lord; 8 [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

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