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Miracles week 3

September 12, 2021 • Pastor Chris Pappenfus • Luke 5:17–26, Matthew 9:1–8

This Sunday we will explore a miracle that is recorded in the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke; the healing of a paralyzed man. Jesus’ reputation as a healer is now widely known in his little area of Galilee. His teachings often leave people amazed because he speaks with great authority (something we take for granted). Jesus is also continually preaching that the Kingdom of God has drawn near. Teaching, proclamations, and miracles are all tied together in such a way to point back to Jesus as Messiah, the Savior of the world. Last week’s message focused on the necessity of faith, rightly placed, in Jesus Christ. In this week's miracle story, the faith of the paralyzed man is literally carried and bolstered by the faithfulness of his friends as they lowered him through a hole in the roof to get their friend in front of Jesus. Their confidence in Jesus’ healing ability bordered on recklessness; and Jesus’ healing of their friend goes way beyond physical restoration. In preparation for this Sunday’s message read Mark 2:1-12 or the parallel accounts found in Matthew 9:1-8 and Luke 5:17-26.

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.