We live in a broken world –– full of broken people… Broken Marriages… Broken Families… Broken Relationships… Broken Lives… Broken Dreams… Broken Hearts. But it is in the midst of our brokenness, Jesus asks the question –– ‘Do You Want to Be Made Well?’
The Test and Reward of True Faith (Matthew 9:27–31)
How often do we ask anyone to tell us our blind spots? Usually we don’t want people to tell us our blind spots. So it’s usually the hard knocks of life that show us our blind spots, if were even paying attention, and even then we may not realize it…
Two blind men want Jesus to open their eyes. But Jesus knows that PHYSICAL eyesight is NOT their greatest need… Their greatest need is SPIRITUAL eyesight… To be able to see with the eyes of FAITH!
Sermon for May 24, 2020. Thank you for joining this sermon series on the Miracles of Jesus. This is week 9 of the COVID-19 Coronavirus quarantine. I pray that you are safe and healthy and that we will weather this storm by trusting in God who is in control.
It Has Been Said, that Jesus Broke Up Every Funeral He Ever Attended! And He’s on His way to breaking up another funeral! Jarius’ daughter is dying––and by the time Jesus arrives, she has already died. But Jesus will not let death have the last say.
Over and over in the life of Christ we see Him restoring what was lost in the paradise Garden of Eden. Sin entered the garden, and with sin came separation from God: • God is Life –– separation from God brings disease and death. • God is Light –– separation from God brings darkness. • God is love –– separation from God brings hatred, violence, division into the world.
But Jesus brings Life, Light and Love –– into this broken world. And on His way to raising Jarius’ daughter, something extraordinary happens!
Sermon for Sunday, May 17, 2020. It was evening (v.35) and a fierce storm has hit while Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee is 682 ft. below sea level, surrounded on the east & west by hills that rise as high as 2000 ft. above sea level. Intersected by plains and gorges that function as funnels for the velocity of wind. And when the perfect conditions converge––it creates the perfect storm!
We all face storms in life and some of them are terrifying. But we are not alone in the storm, Jesus has the power to calm the storm and bring peace (Mark 4:35-41).