On “help me with my unbelief”

✝️💒FCC Sunday, 3-11-18

Miracles series
-Pastor Josh Earls

Matthew 11:11
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J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
11 “Believe me, no one greater than John the Baptist has ever been born of all mankind, and yet a humble member of the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
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God help me overcome my disbelief.

No doubt.
1. God does not condemn us or abandon us.
2. God meets us @point of need. Where r u in pain/suffering.
3. God imbues/impregnates us with faith.

imbues
=
to impregnate or inspire

Example:
Winston Churchill
imbued them
with character & resolve
during World War.
He would go out & help w/re-building.

 

Mark 9:14-27
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The Voice (VOICE)
14 When they reached the rest of the disciples, Jesus saw that a large crowd had gathered and that among them the scribes were asking questions. 15 Right when the crowd saw Jesus, they were overcome with awe and surged forward immediately, nearly running over the disciples.
Jesus (to the scribes): 16 What are you debating with My disciples? What would you like to know?
Father (in the crowd): 17 Teacher, I have brought my son to You. He is filled with an unclean spirit. He cannot speak, 18 and when the spirit takes control of him, he is thrown to the ground to wail and moan, to foam at the mouth, to grind his teeth, and to stiffen up. I brought him to Your followers, but they could do nothing with him. Can You help us?
Jesus: 19 O faithless generation, how long must I be among you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to Me.
20 They brought the boy toward Jesus; but as soon as He drew near, the spirit took control of the boy and threw him on the ground, where he rolled, foaming at the mouth.
Jesus (to the father): 21 How long has he been like this?
Father: Since he was a baby. 22 This spirit has thrown him often into the fire and sometimes into the water, trying to destroy him. I have run out of options; I have tried everything. But if there’s anything You can do, please, have pity on us and help us.
Jesus: 23 What do you mean, “If there’s anything?” All things are possible, if you only believe.
Father (crying in desperation): 24 I believe, Lord. Help me to believe!
25 Jesus noticed that a crowd had gathered around them now. He issued a command to the unclean spirit.
Jesus: Listen up, you no-talking, no-hearing demon. I Myself am ordering you to come out of him now. Come out, and don’t ever come back!
26 The spirit shrieked and caused the boy to thrash about; then it came out of the boy and left him lying as still as death. Many of those in the crowd whispered that he was dead. 27 But Jesus took the boy by the hand and lifted him to his feet.
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No argue/debate while someone suffering.

 

A gospel
seen
as well as
heard.

 

He has Logos, the computer program.
No “miracle” mentioned in Bible,
We can’t define it,
But
Creates a place of worship.

 

Trust God for everything.

Profound need
with

medical issues/relationships/emotions.

 

Shared
About grandpa@74,
Said
Jesus in room last few days.
“Relieved to know,
He

is

real.”

 

Faith is always stretching.

one more step.

 

Believe.
“Help me with my unbelief.”

 

Opportunity to take step of faith=card to write on… no have to put name on it…

Miracle
=
what do u need?

Act.

We ask not
Cuz
We believe not.

Post it for 4 weeks during series (in lobby).

Opportunity to take step of faith.

 

Worship.

 

Expect the unexpected.

 

Pray
&
Worship.

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