This week, we will be looking at the miraculous catch of fish by the disciples after the resurrection of Jesus. Through this miracle, Jesus teaches that when we encounter Him, we can’t go back to the comfort of our old life. We must move forward into the mission He has for us.
Death has always been our enemy. It rips a child from its’ mother, a friend from a friend and a lover from a lover. It can be expected or unexpected. In this message we will see that Jesus came to set us free from the power of death.
This week, we will be looking at the account of Jesus healing a man who was born blind. Just as Jesus brought sight to a man who had never been able to see, Jesus can heal our spiritual eyes that are hopelessly blind to the things of God.
We will be learning about Jesus walking on the water and calling Peter out of the boat. Peter was inspired to face his fears because he was looking to and trusting in Jesus. Even though the storm was still raging, Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on the water. Jesus defies our fears by igniting our faith.
We will be learning about Jesus feeding over 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. This miracle is about much more than food, however. It is about spiritual satisfaction. Keep in mind that there were twelve baskets of food left over. When Jesus fills us, he more than meets our needs. Through Him, our souls are sustained; we are satisfied and will never be hungry again.
We will learn how Jesus brought hope to two different individuals: One, the daughter of Jairus and second, the woman with the issue of blood. In both cases Jesus brought hope where there was only hopelessness and despair.
This next message is titled “The Joy-Producer.” We will learn from Jesus’ miracle at the wedding in Cana how he brought joy to us through his coming. This is very important because many of us think and believe that truth is only negative and it only hurts. Nothing could be further from the truth. Know Jesus, Know Joy!
What Jesus was implying was that He was God. This message will again challenge us to remember that Jesus has the power to forgive us our sins, which is greater than any miracle story.
In this episode of Jesus’ ministry we see Him stopping a funeral procession and bringing a dead man to life. As you can imagine, it made a radical impact on the onlookers. Even today Jesus is bringing the spiritually dead to life, which is the greater miracle!
The first message is titled “Miracles Happen”. Instead of jumping in and looking at the miracles we will begin looking at the question, “Do Miracles Happen?” Unfortunately, people have become armchair skeptics. This message will challenge is to open our eyes of faith and believe God.