July 3 & 4
Where have all the miracles gone?
John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom Jesus raised from the dead.
Daniel 3:24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True,O king.” 25 He answered and said, “But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the four this like a son of the gods.”
John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. 28 Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Faith is a Journey
Faith Takes Commitment, Awareness, and Perspective
Foundations in faith (including miracles) are all around us.
We only have to stop long enough to allow ourselves to become aware of them
Faith is not absolute. We are human and it will waiver at times.
Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out and wept bitterly.
There’s Nothing I Can Do
It’s Out Of MyControl
Mark 9:23 Then Jesus said to him, “If you can?”’ Everything is possible to one who believes.
24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out, “I do believe! Help my unbelief.”
There is always Hope
There’s always SOMETHING you can do
Control what you can
Small faith can change everything
Believe in yourself and place your faith and problems in God
John 16:33 These things have I spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Be positive, build confidence in yourself and your faith so that God can overcome all your problems.