Nov 1, 2015
The Miracles of Elisha (Part 1)
Series: Miracles
2 Kings 2: 7-11
 
I. God Can Dry Up Your River of Problems
 
II. God Can Remove The Curse of Sin
 
2 Kings 2: 19-22
 
III. God Sometimes Uses Bears To Perform Miracles

2 Kings 2:23-25

IV. Miracles In The Desert
 
V. The Miracle Of Oil

2 Kings 4:1

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  • Nov 1, 2015The Miracles of Elisha (Part 1)
    Nov 1, 2015
    The Miracles of Elisha (Part 1)
    Series: Miracles
    2 Kings 2: 7-11
     
    I. God Can Dry Up Your River of Problems
     
    II. God Can Remove The Curse of Sin
     
    2 Kings 2: 19-22
     
    III. God Sometimes Uses Bears To Perform Miracles

    2 Kings 2:23-25

    IV. Miracles In The Desert
     
    V. The Miracle Of Oil

    2 Kings 4:1

  • Oct 25, 2015The God of Miracles Continues To Change The Unchangeable
    Oct 25, 2015
    The God of Miracles Continues To Change The Unchangeable
    Series: Miracles

    Matthew 9:9-13

    I. Jesus Calls Ever Believer To Be One of His Followers

    Here is what happens to those who become disciples of Jesus.

    A. He becomes the central focus of our lives

    B. He becomes the central focus of our homes

    “There is rejoicing in the presence of angels of God over one sinner who repents”~ Luke 15:10

     
    C. We Tell Our Friends and Acquaintances About Him
     

    II. Jesus Seems To Be More Comfortable With Sinners Than He Is With The Religious Elite

    “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” ~ Luke 7:34-35

    THE CHURCH IS A HOSPITAL FOR SINNERS, NOT A SHOWCASE FOR SAINTS!

    III. Jesus Christ Is The Only One Who Cures Sin

    “There is none righteous, not even one” ~ Romans 3:10

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ~ Romans 3:23

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28

  • Oct 19, 2015The Miracle of Overcoming Satan
    Oct 19, 2015
    The Miracle of Overcoming Satan
    Series: Miracles

    Matthew 4: 1-11

    I. Satan Usually Attacks Immediately After God Blesses

    “whenever God opens the windows of heaven to bless you, the devil will open the doors of hell to blast you” ~ Dr Adrian Rogers

    “These things were written down as warnings for us..So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful you do not fall” ~ 1 Corinthians 10:11-12

    II. Prepare Yourself When You Lest Expect For The Enemy To Attack

    Satan hurls 3 specific temptations at Jesus – and he is doing the same today

    First temptation be selfish in handling your physical needs

    Second temptation jump off the Temple – let God’s angels catch you

    Do something sensational to get people to accept you

    Third temptation bow down to greed –Lets do something to get rich quick

    III. Remember The Enemy Is Always Around

    “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until a more opportune time.” ~ Luke 4:13

    “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” ~ 1 Peter 5:8

    “You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair” ~ Billy Graham

    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” ~ Psalm 119:11

    “The devil left. And in his place, angels! Angels came and took care of Jesus’ needs. ~ Matthew 4:11

  • Oct 11, 2015All Things Are Possible With God
    Oct 11, 2015
    All Things Are Possible With God
    Series: Miracles

    Matthew 17:14-21

    I. The Impossible Is Only Possible When You Include God

    vs 19 “When the disciples had Jesus off to themselves, they asked, Why couldn’t we throw it out?”

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13

    “You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by my Spirit says the Lord.” Zechariah 4:6

     “for with God nothing shall be impossible” ~ Luke 1:37

    II. We Serve A Powerful God

    Moon is 100 thousand miles from the earth

    Pluto the farthest planet in our solar system is 10 billion miles away

    Interstellar Space is 50 billion miles from the earth

    Nearest star in our galaxy is 25 trillion miles away

    Just beyond is the Intergalactic Space (space between galaxies)

    III. God Can Handle The Enemy

  • Sep 14, 2015Bold Faith Requires Stepping Out
    Sep 14, 2015
    Bold Faith Requires Stepping Out
    Series: Miracles

    Mark 2: 1-12
    I. Jesus Cares For Wounded, Hurting People

    “They brought a paraplegic to him, carried by four men."
     
    II. Are You Willing To Be A Team Player?

    “carried by four men”

    TEAM -     “Together Everyone Accomplishes More”

    “God never uses a discouraged Christian.  He must change him first and then use him” ~ Billy Graham

    Discourage- means to dishearten

    To depress the spirit

    To lack confidence

    To destroy or abate courage

    “I can do all things thru him who gives me strength” Phil. 4:13

    “I am fully persuaded that God has the power to do what he promised” Romans 4:21

    “I believe God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” Ephesians 3:20
     
    III. Are You Willing To Make Obstacles Opportunities?
  • Sep 6, 2015How To Get Up When Life Knocks You Down Again
    Sep 6, 2015
    How To Get Up When Life Knocks You Down Again

    Mark 5:25-34

    Top Ten Jobs

    1. Physician – Physician Assistant
    2. Dentist
    3. Marketing Manager
    4. IT Manager
    5. Lawyer
    6. Financial Manager
    7. Sales Manager
    8. Pharmacist
    9. Business Operations Manager
    10.  Art Director

    I. Jesus Heals When We Touch Him By Faith

    II. Jesus Pays The Price For Doing Miracles In Our Lives
     
    III. Jesus Wants Us To Share Our Faith With Other People

    Matthew 9: 22 “Courage daughter. You took a risk of faith,, and now you are well.”

    “well” literally means you are saved

  • Sep 1, 2015Lord, We Need Your Power
    Sep 1, 2015
    Lord, We Need Your Power
    Series: Miracles
    Matthew 14:13-21 “When he saw them coming, he was overcome with pity and healed the sick”
    Pity- means to suffer with – love  in action
     
    I. The Massive Crowd of People
    Vs 15 “Toward evening the disciples approached him. We are in a very rural area and it is getting dark. Dismiss the people… verse 16  ''There is no need to dismiss them.  You give them supper. John 6:7 “Philip answered, 200 silver pieces of silver wouldn’t be enough to buy bread for each person to get a piece.”
    Vs 8 “one of the disciples – it was Andrew; brother to Simon Peter – said, There is a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that is a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this.”
     
    II. The Teacher and The Provider
    Matthew 14:17-18
    “We only have five small loaves of bread and two very tiny fish
    “Jesus said, Bring them here” Verse 19 - ''Then he had the people sit on the grass”
    Mark says that he commanded them to sit down in companies, by 50’s – by 100’s
     
    God is a God of order – God of organization
     
    III. He Always Provides What We Need
    Verse 19 “He took the 5 loaves and the 2 fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples. The disciples gave the food to the people.” Philippians 4:19 my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Vs 20 “The disciples began giving the food to the congregation. They ate their fill. They gathered 12 baskets of leftovers.”
  • Aug 23, 2015How To Handle The Storms In Our Lives
    Aug 23, 2015
    How To Handle The Storms In Our Lives
    Series: Miracles
    Mark 4:35-41
     
    I. Taking A Trip When a Storm Is Coming
    Vs 35-36 “Jesus said, Let’s go across to the other side.” “For He will give his angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.  They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.  You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.”~Psalm 91: 11-13
     "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and which enters into that within the veil, whether the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus."  ~ Hebrews 6
     
    II. Storms Often Result in Anxiety In Our Lives
    Vs 37 “A huge storm came up, waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. Top Five Problems Common Today - According to USA Today
    1. Death of a child
    2. Death of a spouse
    3. Unable to feed yourself/family
    4. Death of a parent
    5. Fire or Accident and Home is Destroyed
    Bible says “The rain falls on the just and the unjust”
    Vs 39 “Jesus rebuked the wind and told it to pipe down and he said to the sea, Quiet, and settle down”
     
    III. The One Who Has Power When The Storms Strike
    I Peter 5:7 - "God’s strong hand is on you; he will promote you at the right time.” Psalm 55:22 –”Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders – he will carry your load, he will help you out” "Teacher is it nothing to you that we drown?”
  • Aug 22, 2015A Bright Light In A Tunnel of Darkness
    Aug 22, 2015
    A Bright Light In A Tunnel of Darkness
    Series: Miracles
    Mark 10:46-52 Jericho – means fragrance Physical Blindness 11 Corinthians 4:4”All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness. They think he can give them what they want, and they won’t have to bother believing a truth they cannot see. They are stone blind to the dayspring of brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, the Master” Ephesians 4:18 - "They have refused for so long to deal with God they have lost touch not only with God but with reality itself” 11. Physically Begging 111. He Was Aware of His Need and Asked For Jesus Vs 47 “When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he began to cry out, Son of David, Jesus, mercy, have mercy on me” Ephesians 2:4 "He is rich in mercy." Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy hath he saved us." Vs 52 “On your way, said Jesus. Your faith has saved and healed you” “In that very instant he recovered his sight and followed Jesus down the road”
  • Aug 9, 2015Are You Prepared For Eternity?
    Aug 9, 2015
    Are You Prepared For Eternity?
    Series: Miracles
    I. Funerals Are Sad Often Painful Experiences
     
    II. The Darkest Times Of Our Lives - Jesus Appears
     
    vs 13 "when Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, Don't cry"
     
    vs 14 "Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped...."
     
    "Young man, I tell you: Get up"
     
    III. Jesus Has All Power
     
    vs 15 "The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother"