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Someone Will Notice

“But they do their deeds to be noticed by men…  Matthew 23:5 In New Testament, the church leaders of the day would consistently follow the law they learned.  They made sure they attended services regularly.  They ate the proper foods and tithed the proper amount.  While some did it out of a right heart before God, others wanted the approval of the other people around them. We can be the same way in current times.  We can do the right…

Display Your Power

You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples! Psalm 77:14 (NIV) We serve a God that created the heavens and the earth.  He spoke the universe into existence.  He created all the trees we see, the flowers we smell, and the people we meet every day.  Every baby born, every sunrise and sunset, every storm cloud are the handiwork of God.  We are surrounded by miracles every day.  Humankind rebelled against God and chose…

Infinitely More

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.  Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever!  Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT) God is all powerful.  He can do anything He wants to.  However, He chooses to work through us.  He wants to use us to display His glory to the world around us.  Unfortunately, there…

Grain of Mustard Seed

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20 (ESV) Mustard seeds are very small.  But once planted and with time, they can grow into the size of a tree.  Jesus was reminding His listeners that even when faith starts…

Anything is Possible

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” Mark 9:23 (NLT) A man came to Jesus asking for help for his son.  The boy was possessed by a spirit which caused him to foam at the mouth, prevented him from speaking, and he would grind his teeth.  This family lived with this from the boy’s childhood.  When they came to Jesus for help, He reminded them that the boy could be healed…

Ordinary Hands

And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul… Acts 19:11 (ESV) Paul was educated in the Jewish laws (Acts 22:3). He also had the job of being a tentmaker (Acts 18:3). He was raised in the ways of the church and had a job, just like any other ordinary person. But God performed the extraordinary through Paul. God used Paul to heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. Paul himself was bitten by a…

Jesus

39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me… John 5:39 (NIV) The Bible was written over a 1500 year time span, and has 40 different authors from all walks of life. Through the Bible it all points to Jesus. He is the reason for it all. The Bible is a love story that culminates in Jesus coming to save us – to give…

Word of God

13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. I Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV) Like Pastor Jeff pointed out, the story of the Bible from an archaeological perspective, proves to be highly accurate. When we look at the Bible, we are not looking at…

Prophecy

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they…

God-Breathed

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) The Bible makes the claim that it is all God-breathed, even though humans are the ones who penned it. All scripture is inspired by God. If it is not accurate, it could not be useful for the teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness this verse…

Wisdom

6  Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her and she will watch over you.  7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:6-7 (NIV) A lot of people are skeptics of the Bible. Sometimes it’s a struggle to really know if the Bible can be trusted. Is it really the voice of God? God wants you to be wise. He wants you to look at all the…

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