Filled IV - "Supernatural"


August 12, 2018 • Paul Barnard

Filled IV Filled IV “Supernatural” Act 3:1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. Act 3:2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Act 3:3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. Act 3:4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” Act 3:5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. Act 3:6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Act 3:7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Act 3:8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. Act 3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God, Act 3:10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him Expecting the natural instead of the supernatural What it affects- Prayer, success, forward 1. The Tension- There are two voices that scream for our faith- Flesh and God The flesh offers tangible items- Big Bang theory- evolution- Financial God offers omniscient wisdom that is guided by love for us and glory for Him 2. The results- Who we listen to is who we will rely on- picture a man and a blindfold being guided The flesh will always deliver false promises because it is limited in its knowledge God is who He said he is and has proven that throughout our lives and history 3. The Faith Why do we assume the natural when the supernatural is at play——faith The Flesh/Faith tension is a battle for impact; in our lives and the kingdom i. Faith is hard. Because it is a total lack of control ii. Because of our inflated sense of self, we want to trust what we see 4. The Walk What would it look like if we walked according to the supernatural We could claim victory and began living our new life as if God is more powerful than the world. That is the definition of walking by faith not by sight