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Seismic: The Grave Robber - Thursday

Posted on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost! “Why are you frightened?” he asked. 
 
I remember when our kids were little and, out of nowhere, there was a blinding flash of lightning that lit up our house and a huge clap of thunder that followed afterward, the sound nearly jolting us out of our beds. Our kids came in crying and scared. We had them climb into bed with us and the peace that washed over them was instant. 
 
When the resurrected Jesus first appeared to His friends, He knew they would be fearful; and they were. Jesus is suddenly standing right in front of His disciples and I love His choice of words. He immediately says to them, “Peace be with you”. He goes on to put them at ease, showing them the marks on His hands and feet. But still their disbelief trumped what He was saying. But in Luke 24:41, we see an amazing thing happen. Two opposing reactions have a face-off against one another: disbelief that is this really Jesus and the joy and wonder that it truly was Him!
 
He went on to teach them so they would understand. He was assuring them that this must happen so that there would be forgiveness of sin and they would be an eyewitness to this. He had told them all these things before so that they would know this had to be fulfilled. 
 
We see some incredible take-aways in this passage:
  • Jesus calms their fear so they could be comforted.
  • Jesus invites them to exchange their doubt for belief so they would believe.
  • Jesus reminds them of His message so they would be motivated to carry it on.
Which of these do you find yourself needing today? 
 
Next Step:
  • What has brought comfort to you today?
  • What brought a challenge to you today?
  • Take some time to reflect on what you experienced with God today.

Michelle Frank
Staff Development

Seismic: The Grave Robber - Wednesday

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

[Jesus] asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.”
 
My husband’s mom, Luanne, befriended a 90-year-old woman named Georgiana. Luanne made a commitment to her until the day she passed away. She  visited her 7 days a week for 5 years. As a kid, my husband thought it was ridiculous that she needed to be there every single day. He would often accompany her with a less than appropriate attitude about going to the nursing home. It would be years before he would understand the importance of this experience. 
 
Two followers of Jesus were walking to a village named Emmaus. They don’t recognize Him as Jesus comes alongside them and joins in their journey. They are discussing all that had taken place in the vicinity of this man named Jesus. Yet there He was right beside them, engaging them in conversation.  
 
How did two people who were so engaged in these recent events not recognize Jesus as He was right beside them? Is it possible that we only see a fraction of what is really occurring?  What are you dealing with that, if God were to open your eyes and help you see from a different perspective, could look much different? Have you asked Him to give you His perspective on the matter?
 
Things can seem very discouraging in the present but God sees the whole picture. It must have been very discouraging on the day that Jesus was crucified, but the resurrection appearance gave hope, in that there was a bigger story that was still unfolding. The immediate can appear one way but if we can take an eternal perspective we will see God breathing life into some of the darkest of experiences.  
 
Next Step:
  • Reflect on where you could use some encouragement
  • Where do you need some eternal perspective this week?
  • Invite a trusted friend to process with you

Michelle Frank
Staff Development

Seismic: The Grave Robber - Tuesday

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! 
 
Have you ever been in a situation that was way bigger than you, but you didn’t see it at the time? Or maybe you’ve been blinded by your innocence or your love for something or someone that nothing could become an obstacle in your path? That is what I love about the women from Galilee we encounter today. 
 
It says, Luke 24:1, that early in the morning, they went to the tomb and found that the stone closing the tomb’s entrance had been rolled back. I love their pure zeal as they were getting closer to the grave, Luke 24:2, not even thinking to ask one another, “Who is going to roll the stone away?” 
 
If they hadn’t gone, they would have missed the miracle. I love the tenacity of these women. They were not hindered by the stone or the guard. Their love for Jesus carried them back to the grave. And, amazingly, both obstacles were removed. They saw with their own eyes that He kept His promise; the plan was not derailed. 
 
What about you? How will you chase after Christ diligently? When we do we find that the difficulties that might stand in the way strangely disappear and we are blown away by wonder and amazement of who Jesus is. 
 
Death is not the end; Easter reminds us that death has been defeated. Jesus lives and we are victorious. What a “seismic” act of faith to celebrate! 
 
Next Steps:
  • Pray this week that you will walk in the victory that is yours because of the cost Jesus paid on the Cross. 
  • Pray that you will chase after Christ more diligently. 
  • Praise Him that death was defeated.  How does that impact the way you live?

Michelle Frank
Staff Development

Seismic: The Grave Robber - Monday

Posted on Mon, Mar 28, 2016

So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
 
How many times have we asked our kids to go find this or that and they say it’s lost, but we go look and there it is? We do the same thing though. Have you ever been so convinced something was lost, gone, completely finished - only to realize it had been there all along? We were ready to throw in the towel, close the chapter, and consider something a done deal. But it would have been too soon to quit!
 
It is astounding to think of the fact that the Resurrection ought to have been an anticipated event -  Jesus told them about it beforehand! They should have expected it, but, for some reason they didn’t.  Jesus’ body had been laid to rest and the women went to the tomb fully expecting His body to still be there. 
 
I find in my own life that it is not out-of-the-ordinary for God to be active in our midst and even to tell us about what He’s doing, only for us to completely miss the point. It’s hard sometime to get our spiritual eyes on what is unseen. But we don’t want to miss out on what God is doing! It might even be something so extraordinary. How can we be sure to not miss what He’s up to? We need to grow familiar with God’s promises so they won’t take us by surprise. 
 
What about you? Is there a promise that you are standing on but find sometimes your stability shaken? Do you ever get locked into how things “normally” flow? Let’s not limit God and miss out on Him doing something beyond our understanding… something only He can do. May His promises fuel your faith this week; so that when we see them come into view we are not surprised but strengthened. 
 
Next Steps
  • Take some time today to express your gratitude for the cross and Jesus’ resurrection. This is the bedrock of our faith and the joy that comes from experiencing Him.

Michelle Frank
Staff Development

Seismic: The Foot Washer - Friday

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 
 
One of the incredible things about serving is once someone starts doing it, oftentimes many others follow suit. In her book, The Mark of a Man, Elizabeth Elliot tells the story of her late husband, Addison.
 
“When Addison was Dean of a small college in Pennsylvania, he received a report that the walls of the men’s dorm were smeared with shaving cream and peanut butter and jelly.  He went to investigate and, of course, not a single person had any idea how it happened.  He went from room to room and was met by everyone with surprised innocence. He had several options: He could make everyone in the dorm get to work. He could call the custodians and get them to do it. But instead, he went and got a bucket of water, some rags, and a brush, and set to work cleaning up the mess by himself.”
 
In a short period of time, word spread that Addison was cleaning up the mess himself. Before long, students began showing up to help, and soon nearly every person in the dorm was on their hand and knees, scrubbing and cleaning. She concluded with these words, “The power of servanthood. It doesn’t demand respect, it commands it.” Big difference. The greatest leaders are always respected not for what they say, but for who they actually are.
 
What type of leader are you? Is your instinct to make strong appeals for others to serve, to complain if others don’t serve, or to simply be a servant yourself and set an example for others to look to and follow?
  • Think of at least one way you can take the initiative to unexpectedly serve this week. Commit to carrying it out!

Dan Hamel
Teaching Pastor

Seismic: The Foot Washer - Thursday

Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

John 13:13-15 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 
 
The Bible commands us to love all types of people. The Bible commands us to love our enemies. The Bible commands us to love strangers. And the Bible commands us to love our families. Sometimes, strangely, loving our family actually seems like the hardest command of all. 
 
Dr. Robertson McQuilkin modeled love for his family in a beautiful way. For years Dr. McQuilkin served as the president of Columbia Bible College and Seminary. It was a prestigious position of leadership and influence that he deeply enjoyed. The role gave him an incredible platform for ministry and the utilization of his God-given gifts. 
 
When Dr. McQuilkin was still in the prime of his professional career, his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her condition deteriorated rapidly. He was faced with a decision: How could he meet the needs of both the school and his wife? Many of his closest friends and advisors encouraged him to place his wife in a nursing home and give her over to professional care, but he couldn’t stand the thought. As her conditioned worsened, he made the difficult decision to resign his presidency and become the full-time caregiver for his wife. For Dr. McQuilkin, the most important factor was keeping his wedding vows and loving the person who had spent her life loving him. 
 
Who in your family needs you to focus your attention and love on them? Do you have an aging parent who requires a great deal of love and resources? Do you have a wayward child who needs a great deal of prayer and encouragement? Whoever it may be, are you willing to make difficult sacrifices to truly love them?
  • Verse for further reflection: 1 Timothy 5:8 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

Dan Hamel
Teaching Pastor

Seismic: The Foot Washer - Wednesday

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

John 13:34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
 
Most of the love that is offered in our world is because of love. We love things because of the response we get from them. The phrase, I love you has come to mean, “I like being around you because it makes me feel good about myself. You are attractive or smart or entertaining or interesting. You fill me up. You make me feel significant.” 
 
To highlight just how distorted the world’s view of love is, studies show that adults kiss, coo over and hold pretty babies more than plain babies. The same studies reveal that fathers are actually more involved with attractive babies than babies judged unattractive by independent raters. How disturbing is that?
 
In our world, love is often given because of someone’s beauty or worth. In the Kingdom, love is given that imparts beauty and worth. According to Scripture, love is not a romantic feeling or a positive emotion; love is seeing someone through God’s eyes, getting a vision of who they could be, and then willingly giving of yourself to see that glorious future brought into reality. The world needs more of that sort of love.
 
Jesus could have chosen to have His disciples known by any number of characteristics. He could have decided to make them recognizable by their impeccable doctrine, or by their dynamic worship music, or even by a colorful team uniform for that matter. Instead, He decides to make love the hallmark trait of His people. The world will know we follow Jesus based on how we love each other. 
 
When we think about love, let’s think about Jesus’ definition: John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends., 
  • What acts of love in your life would serve as legitimate, conclusive proof that you are Jesus’ disciples?
  • Do you know anyone who came to faith because of an act of love?

Dan Hamel
Teaching Pastor

Seismic: The Foot Washer - Tuesday

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

John 13:1 Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.

Almost every year I have the incredible privilege of leading a group of people from Southland on a trip to the Holy Land. We spend time in Israel, Greece and Italy and get to see incredible sights every day. Though the entire trip is a highlight experience, there is one place that most people point to as being their favorite: The Garden Tomb. We’re not sure if it’s the actual tomb Jesus was laid in, but it’s certainly a possibility. And, having been there several times, one thing I can say for sure is that it’s always a very moving experience. Last year, as we were walking away from the site, one of the gentlemen on the trip said, “For me, that was worth the entire trip. That was on my bucket list.”

Most people have a handful of things they’d like to do before they die. And even if they’ve never officially written down a “bucket list,” if they knew they only had a short time left to live, there are a few things they’d want to accomplish or experience.

When Jesus realized He only had a few hours left before His betrayal, trial and death, there was one thing He specifically wanted to do--wash His disciples’ feet. What a strange activity to have at the top of His list! For Jesus, washing His disciples’ feet was about so much more than simply wiping off a bit of dust; it was about showing them just how committed He was to their purity and righteousness. Footwashing was a metaphor of a much deeper washing that would soon take place--a washing of their hearts.

  • Who are the people you would want by your side in your last few hours?
  • What are you doing today to lovingly wash these people's feet and bring them closer to Jesus?

Dan Hamel
Teaching Pastor

Seismic: The Foot Washer - Monday

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

John 13:4-5 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.
 
If you listen to TED Talks, read leadership books, or hear coaches talk about leadership dynamics, one of the key phrases you’ll hear mentioned over and over again is, servant leadership. The concept is pretty straightforward: great leaders see it as their responsibility to serve those under them, whereas poor leaders and average leaders generally expect those under them to serve them.
 
Most people like the idea of servant leadership. And I’m guessing every one of us would rather work for a servant-leader than a selfish leader. But have you ever stopped to think how the idea of servant leadership got started? Who was the first person to pioneer this leadership revolution?
 
Get ready for an incredible fact: In all the recorded literature dating to before the time of Jesus, there is not even one example of a leader humbling himself or herself and serving those beneath them. Thousands of years of history. Tens of thousands of historical documents. Not a single recorded act of humble service by someone in leadership. From everything we know from history and literature, Jesus literally invented the idea of servant leadership.
 
The entirety of Jesus’ life and ministry was focused on serving those beneath Him. He served by listening, He served by teaching, He served by healing, He served by providing, He served by forgiving. And, at the very end of His life, at His very last meal, He served by washing His disciples’ feet. Jesus is not only the world’s first servant-leader, Jesus is the world’s greatest servant leader. 
 
Reflections:
  • Who is the best example of a servant leader you know? Take a few minutes today to send them a note and thank them for their impact in your life. 

Dan Hamel
Teaching Pastor

Seismic: The Wave Walker - Friday

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2016

So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. Matthew 14:29
 
I love this story. People criticize Peter for his lack of faith but I consider him the hero because he was the only disciple willing to risk getting out of the boat! Even though it’s frightening, we need to drive along the edge of the cliffs for the best view.  
 
I admire “all-in” faith. I’m inspired when people just trust God and do something. Oh, I get the planning thing, and I’m willing to do the homework, but ultimately it isn’t preparation for the task the jazzes me up, it’s doing it...especially when everyone else insists on being comfortable.  
 
We serve a big God. Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God nothing is impossible.” Matthew 19:26  I’m just dumb enough to believe that...and I’ve lived long enough to be able to have some significant win stories.
 
So Peter went under...but He didn’t stay there! Jesus reached out, grabbed his hand and pulled him up. Now that’s cool! We’re sure we’ll drown; we’re choking on sea water; our lungs are about to explode, and at just the right time and moment, Jesus offers His hand and says, “I’m here. You’re gonna be okay. We’ll do this together.” I can’t begin to tell you how many times He’s done that in my life.  
 
Friends, I challenge you to live life. Don’t lay around on the cold, damp floor of fear when you can choose faith. Do something! Take risks. Feel the rush. Avoid all the boat-sitters craving safety and security. Get in the game and stay there! Fight another round. Run another lap.  Heroes are braver five minutes longer. Be a hero in someone’s life!
 
Thoughts to ponder:
  1. Wayne Smith, our founding pastor used to say, “If you wait till all the lights are green, you’ll never get downtown.” Where are you stuck? Kick fear in the face. Keep going. 
  2. H.G. Wells said, “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide.” Today might be your moment. Decide.

Gary Black
Teaching Development Director

Seismic: The Wave Walker - Thursday

Posted on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.  Matthew 14:30-31
 
It’s always difficult to believe in things we can’t see. Most of us are just wired that way. “Show me the evidence,” is a common (and not necessarily unhealthy) viewpoint. Jesus’ disciples were the same way. Despite all His miracles, sermons, and everything else, they still struggled to walk by faith. They repeatedly questioned His ability to meet their needs and answer their prayers.  
 
The late comedian, Jackie Gleason, used to tell the story of a man who would ride his little blue bicycle everyday through a customs checkpoint between the U.S. and Canada. At the same time each day, he approached the checkpoint with three jars in the basket on his bicycle; one filled with sand; another with water, and a third with nuts and bolts. The customs agents were certain this man was smuggling something, so they would periodically open the jars...but found only sand, water, nuts, and bolts.  Sometimes they’d frisk the man, and sometimes they even took his bicycle apart, but not once did they find contraband. 
 
Several years passed, and one of the customs agents finally reached retirement age. On his last day on the job he stopped the man on the blue bicycle and said, "Look, today’s my final day.    Tomorrow I'm retiring. I swear I'll never turn you in, but I know you've been smuggling something all these years. Please, for my own peace of mind, tell me what it is!"  And the man said, "Okay. All these years, I've been smuggling… little blue bicycles.” 
 
Ha! Sometimes the things that are most obvious are the most difficult to understand. Faith is one of them. It remains a choice, not a feeling.
 
Thoughts to ponder:
  1. What are you missing out on these days because of a lack of faith?
  2. Faith is more of a knowing then a feeling. Make a list of things you know to be true about God. The next time you’re filled with doubts, read your list out loud.

Gary Black
Teaching Development Director

Seismic: The Wave Walker - Wednesday

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.   Matthew 14:24
 
Today we find Jesus’ disciples in the midst of a storm… and sometimes storms come right on the heels of miracles and blessings. Jesus had just fed a multitude and his disciples assisted with the distribution. Now, a short time later, they’re in a boat in a storm fearing for their very lives. Ever been there?                        
A great friend and mentor, Roy Mays, died of cancer in 2005 after several years of pain and suffering. We once had a discussion about what we’d both learned about suffering. Here were some key points:   
  1. God is a God of Grace, even when life hurts. Trust Him anyway. Roy called suffering a way to “recycle grace.” The deepest faith chooses to trust God’s grace in spite of the circumstances. It’s not the easiest, mind you, just the deepest. It’s the same faith that Jesus had when he walked up Golgotha, trusting the Father, even in the pain. It’s never easy, just necessary.
  2.  Expect suffering. Roy would often say, “Who am I to expect exemption from suffering?” Rather than say, “Why is this happening to me?” he would say, “Why not me?” My friend, Christians get cancer. Christians are killed in accidents. Christians experience rejection. The Bible never says that Christians have an inside corner on a problem-free life.  John 16:33.
  3. Talk about it. Never choose silence over honest conversation, especially where suffering is involved. Talk to someone. Don’t isolate yourself. As Solomon said, “Two are better than one…. If  one falls down, his friend can help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
  4. Persevere. Use your trial as a testimony. Roy did, and multitudes  are forever blessed.
 
Are you hurting today? I’m sorry. I really am. I hate suffering, but I also expect it. And while I don’t often understand it, I know God is there. He carries me and He’ll carry you. Let Him. You’re not too heavy for Him, friend. I promise, even in… especially in... the storms.

Gary Black
Teaching Development Director

Seismic: The Wave Walker - Tuesday

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.  Matthew 14:23
 
In yesterday’s devo we watched Jesus go to a quiet place alone because He valued solitude. Today we find Him praying. I suppose I’ve probably heard a hundred sermons on prayer, none of which significantly impacted my prayer life. But here are a couple things that did impact my prayer life:   
 
I stopped viewing prayer as a spiritual discipline, which included a long list of requests, and started viewing it as an an opportunity to just have a conversation with God. These days, I think of prayer as companionship, and if companions do nothing else, they talk and listen to each other. That’s the essence of all meaningful relationships.   
 
Before Jesus chose His disciples he got alone with God to pray. Luke 6:12 In fact, He prayed all night. My guess He not only talked to the Father, but heard much from the Father. Prayer, In many respects, is often listening more than talking. By the way, so is love.
 
I also chose to believe that God truly desires to answer prayer. I don’t have to twist His arm or cut deals. I need only approach Him with the faith of a child seeking the protection and blessing of His father. We make it too complicated. Jesus said, "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?”  Luke 11:11-12 Those were rhetorical questions with clearly implied answers: “No good father does that!”
 
So I tossed out my distorted view of God sitting on a cloud somewhere, arms crossed, making angry faces. I decided He’s for me, not against me, and anything I pray according to His will, He will do in His time and way. Once I began to believe that, prayer became a privilege, not a burden.  
 
Thoughts for reflection:
  1. Don’t make God the last person you talk to about the things that stress you out; make Him first. Philippians 4:6-7
  2. If we’re too busy to pray, we’re simply too busy.  

Gary Black
Teaching Development Director

Seismic: The Wave Walker - Monday

Posted on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat...while He sent the multitudes away….   Now when evening came, He was alone there. Matt. 14: 22,23
 
I enjoy solitude. Seriously. I’d rather be sitting in the woods alone than sitting in any crowded room anywhere. Perhaps being in a public role as a Pastor for thirty-nine years drives my desire for solitude, yet even as a child I seemed to be wired that way.  
 
Solitude was important to Jesus as well. He intentionally found ways to be alone. I’m not promoting solitude as some magic spiritual bullet, but I do think it brings some important benefits:    
  1. Perspective. Few things in life are more important. When I was in college, I thought I knew everything. When I graduated, I thought I knew a lot. Now, on my best days, I consider myself a silly fool saved by Grace. As someone said, “We don’t know what we don’t know.”  There’s so much I don’t know. That’s good perspective. Solitude teaches that.    
  2. Humility. Nothing will humble you more than solitude… because you can’t perform when you’re being still. We resist stillness like the plague, yet, in reality it frees us from many plagues--confusion, discontent and anxiety. I once heard a little child say, “It takes a lot of slow to grow.” Indeed.
  3. Intimacy with God. Jesus wanted to be alone with His Father, the same Father who said to us, “Be still and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10   
Whatever else solitude may be, it’s a way to say, “‘God, I love you, and just want to be alone with you.” Regardless of our busyness, when we love someone, we’ll make time to be with them. We should do that with God. Jesus did. The time for talking is over. Be still.
 
For reflection:  
  1. “God is of no importance, unless He is of extreme importance.” Abraham Joshua Heschel
  2. Pray for a hunger to be alone with God. You’ll never regret it.  

Gary Black
Teaching Development Director

Title: Seismic: The Bread Maker - Friday

Posted on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 
 
Signs are important. They help the directionally-challenged, like me, find their way here and there. So does GPS, which I am certain was a God-ordained invention. Signs identify something as official; they confirm that this is where you should be. 
 
When the people saw what Jesus did -- multiplying a boy’s sack lunch into a meal for 5,000 --  they were awe-struck. And they were certain that the performance of such a miracle indicated the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah. Miracles, wonders and healings were all things foretold about Yeshua Ha-Maschiach, the Christ. You can almost hear a collective gasp in the crowd.
 
You would think Jesus would be pleased that the people were now recognizing who He really is, right? Not so much. Because He’s, well, Jesus, He also knew their hearts. All of a sudden the moment goes from miraculous to misunderstood.  
 
Verse 15 declares, “Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
 
Messiah wasn’t coming to take over like the world takes over -- by force and power -- though He had both. (See 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.) He was coming to take over in the souls of men and women. To write His precepts and perfect law on their hearts, not on tablets of stone. 
 
Jesus wants more than your “sign” faith, friends. Scripture clearly indicates that faith which is only held secure by constant signs and miracles is secondary to faith in the Person and work of Jesus Himself. It is faith in that Man who will multiply beyond imagination whatever you give Him to use. 
 
Oh, goodness! I hear a rumbling beginning. Sounds like seismic faith. 
  • What gift in your life is Jesus multiplying?
  • How has the living Christ taken over in your life?
  • Is He your King or your Lord? Hint: there is a difference.
  • For more answers, or to take a next step toward Messiah, check this out.

Rebecca Hatton
Care Support Leader


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