Miracles 1 - LIFE
March 1, 2009 1 Timothy 6:17-19
THE BIG IDEA: God has blessed us with more than we need. We’re rich. But we will not trust in our riches, but in Him who richly provides. Because we __________ more, we’ll do more and give more!
“Opening Blind Eyes – God’s Light for Your Darkness”
As Jesus went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”(John 9:1-2
WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO SEE WHEN LIFE IS BLURRY?
1) SEE THROUGH THE OBSTACLE ILLUSIONS.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” John 9:3
WHAT MOUNTAIN IN YOUR LIFE SEEMS IMMOVABLE?
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you…riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord… Isaiah 45:2-3
2) SEE GOD’S RESPONSE TO INSTANT OBEDIENCE.
“Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. John 9:7
WHAT HAS GOD ASKED YOU TO DO THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE?
I see you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands…Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law…you are near, O Lord and all your commands are true.
Psalms 119:10, 18, 151
3) SEE YOUR BLIND SPOTS.
The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where(Jesus) comes from, yet he opened my eyes… If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." John 9:30,33
WHAT IS YOUR BLIND SPOT?
THE RESULT OF FINDING CLARITY HELPS US TO SEE JESUS
Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him." Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you." Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. John 9:35-38
· BELIEVING IS SEEING.
|3 Month Tithing Challenge|
Based on the promises of God in Malachi 3:8-10, we commit to you that if you tithe for three months and God doesn’t hold true to His promises of blessing your life, we will refund 100% of your tithe. No questions asked.
8“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.“But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’“In tithes and offerings. 9You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. 10Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:8-10