Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
BELIEVE - - PRAYER IS ALMOST ENOUGH
This is a digest of Pastor
Jerry’s sermon that began with the quote, “Actions speak louder than Words.”
It has been said that
civilization has failed, but actually it is man who has failed.
John Wesley wrote a letter to
a young girl, Miss March.He told her to
keep close to the rule and our guide and never be afraid to expect too much.
Past theologians warned about
the danger of going too far and believing too much.
Perhaps the real danger is in
NOT believing enough.
In the 40’s and 50’s there
were many healing revivals; Aimee Semple McPherson, Oral Roberts, Kathryn
Kuhlman, and others.They believed God
and expected MORE.
There is a grave danger in
believing too little.Jesus said, “All
things are possible to him that believeth,” and to “Ask and you shall receive
if you have faith.”
Pastor laid out Believing Faith
with four points.
Belief in God’s Son; The stores are full of self help books and how to succeed and have
victory and a good future.We have the
resurrection and an empty tomb.Jesus
sent us forth to work the works that he did.
Belief in God’s Truth; Stay connected to the vine.Cut flowers once
disconnected from the roots will begin to die. We must be deeply rooted IN
Christ and in his truth and then bring Christ to the next generation.We are only one generation away from
Belief in God’s Power;The gift is still in our possession to heal
the sick, and it is His will to heal; and there are many types of healing.When we are equipped with God’s power there
is more possible than we thought we could do.
Belief in God’s Providence; God’s
incidents are not coincidences. God will
bring others unexpectedly into your path to bring comfort and help.God is still at work even in times of trouble
Many things that seem to be
accidental are divine providences.They
are not random events and God is at work behind the scenes to do his will.
Jesus prayed in the garden to
allow this cup to pass, but he continued in prayer, “Not my will but thine be
done.”His death led to the resurrection
and our new life in Him.
Believe – and never be afraid
to expect too much from God.