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 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.
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.