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Miracles week 4

September 19, 2021 • Pastor Chris Pappenfus • Mark 5

The miracles of Jesus have caused wonder and amazement from the time they were performed by the Messiah right up to the present day as their very existence is scrutinized and debated. In the Modern Era, scientists and scholars sought to dismiss the miraculous accounts as literary fiction, but the evidence for their existence is simply too overwhelming to ignore. Jesus of Nazareth - the Messiah, was a miracle worker. This Sunday we will be looking at two miracles that impact people on opposite ends of society, but who find their hope in Jesus of Nazareth. The miracles of Jesus always point to the miracle worker, the Son of God, who came to establish the Kingdom of God. In Mark chapter 5 we are given a glimpse into who will be included in this Kingdom. Jesus’ inclusivity stretched well beyond social class, wealth, power and popularity. The battered refugees of a fallen, sinful world come from all walks of life. But the port of entry into the Kingdom of God is accessed only through faith in Jesus Christ. In preparation for this Sunday’s message please read Mark chapter 5.

Miracles week 9

October 24, 2021 • Pastor Dan May • Mark 6:45–56

As we continue to journey through some of the 33 recorded miracles of Jesus we find ourselves this week in a familiar scene, on the Sea of Galilee.  In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus and His disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee.  A great storm arose and was about to sink the boat until Jesus stopped the wind and the waves.  The disciples were terrified... of Jesus!  They missed the point of the miracle.  This week we find the disciples once again in a boat on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 6:45-56).  Will this be the time when the disciples truly understand who Jesus is through the miracle He performs?  Or will the truth of another miracle go unnoticed!

Miracles week 8

October 17, 2021 • Pastor Chris Pappenfus • Mark 9

The miracles of Jesus are all carefully recorded in the Gospel Accounts as evidence and testimony to the authority of Jesus’ teaching and proclamation concerning the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ miracles backed up his words with power! Throughout our series we have seen Jesus claim an authority not only over sickness, but over sin as well - forgiving men and women of their sins as only God can do. This past Sunday Becca Gamboa led us through John’s account of raising Lazarus from the dead, demonstrating Jesus' power over death. This Sunday, we will be looking at an example of Jesus’ authority over the powers of darkness and the Devil through the healing of a boy with an evil spirit. This story miracle is recorded in Matthew, Luke and Mark 9:14-29 (which is what we will be studying). Consider reading all of Mark chapter 9 in preparation for this Sunday’s message.

Miracles week 7

October 10, 2021 • Becca Gamboa • John 11

As we continue in our "Miracles of Jesus" series, we will encounter a well-known miracle in the Gospel of John chapter 11: the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus and his disciples have just left a threatening situation, so they are headed to safety, when they get word that Mary and Martha's brother Lazarus was sick. Timing was everything, as the urgency of Lazarus's death seemed imminent. Come this Sunday to hear more, as we learn together about God's perfect timing, all for His glory.