Offering message: Heb. 7:8-10 The tithes belong to God. When we give, we are giving to the living God. Sermon message: John 21:1-6 After Jesus was crucified, Peter had left the ministry and had gone back to fishing, his pre-disciple work. Peter loved Jesus, but he didn’t really listen to what Jesus was saying about His imminent death and resurrection, nor did he understand it. Jesus had to rebuke him. He told Peter that Satan wanted to sift him like wheat. He warned him that he would deny Him three times. Peter bragged that he would die for Jesus. Peter looked at his role as one of protecting Jesus instead of doing what Jesus needed him to do in His final days and hours. Three times Peter made a public denial of Jesus, and after His resurrection He allowed him to give public expression of his love three times. Jesus knew Peter loved Him. Jesus is love, compassion, forgiveness, and restoration, and just as He took a broken man, Peter, and restored him to become a humble leader, so He can take you, even if you failed Him, and He will forgive and restore you. Jesus is greater! Matt. 16:21,22; Matt. 26:31-35; Luke 22:32-38; Matt. 26:41-54; Luke 22:56-62; John 21:7-17; Ps. 103:20 (Angels listen to the Word when you speak it.)
The Key To Miracles
Jim Kirkland shares the revelation he received when he learned about being baptized with the Holy Spirit and the truth of the Holy Spirit’s work in us today. (Jer. 23; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Mark 16:17). He explains the significance of Jesus’ first miracle- turning water into wine at the wedding feast. Mary asked the servants to do whatever Jesus said to do. It was not easy and didn’t make sense. What’s the key to miracles? Unquestioning obedience to God’s Word. Facts, such as the doctor’s report, are in the natural physical realm. Truth comes from God and His Word and is in the spiritual realm. The spiritual was first, and from it God created the natural realm. We move truth from the spiritual realm to the physical when we speak it, which in turn changes the facts. Speak the promise of God in faith and keep speaking the truth, not the facts.