The Works of Jesus, Part 5

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The Works of Jesus, Part 5

  1. 1. Growing In Faith To Do The Works Of Jesus Mark 9:14-29
  2. 2. Mark 9:14-15 <ul><li>And when He came to his disciples, he </li></ul><ul><li>saw a great multitude around them, </li></ul><ul><li>and the scribes disputing with them. </li></ul><ul><li>And when they saw Him, immediately </li></ul><ul><li>all the people were greatly amazed, </li></ul><ul><li>and, running to Him, they greeted Him. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mark 9:16-17 <ul><li>And He asked the scribes, &quot;What are you disputing about with them?” </li></ul><ul><li>And one of the multitude answered and said, &quot;Master, I have brought you my son, who has a mute spirit… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mark 9:18 <ul><li>And wherever he seizes hold of him, he </li></ul><ul><li>throws him down, and he foams at the </li></ul><ul><li>mouth and grinds his teeth, and he is </li></ul><ul><li>wasting away; and I spoke to your </li></ul><ul><li>disciples that they should cast him out, </li></ul><ul><li>and they could not.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mark 9:19 <ul><li>He answered him, and said, </li></ul><ul><li>“ O faithless generation, how long shall </li></ul><ul><li>I be with you? How long shall I endure </li></ul><ul><li>you? Bring him to me.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mark 9:20 <ul><li>And they brought him to Him, and when </li></ul><ul><li>he saw Him, immediately the spirit put </li></ul><ul><li>him into convulsions; and he fell on the </li></ul><ul><li>ground, and rolled around, foaming at </li></ul><ul><li>the mouth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mark 9:21-22 <ul><li>And He asked his father, “How long </li></ul><ul><li>has it been since this came to him?” </li></ul><ul><li>And he said, “Since childhood. And </li></ul><ul><li>many times it has cast him into the fire, </li></ul><ul><li>and into the waters, to destroy him; </li></ul><ul><li>but if you can do anything, have </li></ul><ul><li>compassion on us, and help us!” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mark 9:23-24 <ul><li>Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, </li></ul><ul><li>all things are possible to him who </li></ul><ul><li>believes.” </li></ul><ul><li>And immediately the father of the child </li></ul><ul><li>cried out, and said with tears, &quot;Lord, I </li></ul><ul><li>believe; help my unbelief!&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mark 9:25 <ul><li>When Jesus saw that the people came </li></ul><ul><li>running together, He rebuked the </li></ul><ul><li>unclean spirit, saying to him, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;You mute and deaf spirit, I command </li></ul><ul><li>you, come out of him, and enter no </li></ul><ul><li>more into him.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mark 9:26-27 <ul><li>And the spirit cried, and caused him to </li></ul><ul><li>convulse greatly, and came out of him, </li></ul><ul><li>and he was as a dead man - so much </li></ul><ul><li>so that many said, &quot;He is dead!“ </li></ul><ul><li>But Jesus took him by the hand, and </li></ul><ul><li>lifted him up; and he arose. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mark 9:28-29 <ul><li>And when he had come into the house, </li></ul><ul><li>his disciples asked him privately, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Why could we not cast him out?“ </li></ul><ul><li>And He said to them, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;This kind can come forth by nothing </li></ul><ul><li>but prayer and fasting.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. Growing in faith to do His works
  13. 13. Jesus sets people free… <ul><li>In the middle of His adversaries </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jesus sets people free… <ul><li>In the middle of His adversaries </li></ul><ul><li>Even when the Devil is doing his worst </li></ul>
  15. 15. Jesus sets people free… <ul><li>In the middle of His adversaries </li></ul><ul><li>Even when the Devil is doing his worst </li></ul><ul><li>Even when His followers flunk the test of faith </li></ul>
  16. 16. Deal with past failures of faith
  17. 17. Deal with past failures of faith <ul><li>Avoid the traps: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Self-pity </li></ul>
  18. 18. Deal with past failures of faith <ul><li>Avoid the traps: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-pity </li></ul><ul><li>Shame </li></ul>
  19. 19. Deal with past failures of faith <ul><li>Avoid the traps: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-pity </li></ul><ul><li>Shame </li></ul><ul><li>The opinions of men </li></ul>
  20. 20. Remember Jesus’ Commission! <ul><li>… these signs shall follow those who </li></ul><ul><li>believe: in my name shall they cast out </li></ul><ul><li>demons; they shall speak with new </li></ul><ul><li>tongues... they shall lay hands on the </li></ul><ul><li>sick, and they shall recover.&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16:17-18 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Remember! <ul><li>We can forget His </li></ul><ul><li>words of commission when: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Jesus seems to be absent </li></ul>
  22. 22. Remember! <ul><li>We can forget His </li></ul><ul><li>words of commission when: </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus seems to be absent </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus seems to favor others </li></ul>
  23. 23. Remember! <ul><li>We can forget His </li></ul><ul><li>words of commission when: </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus seems to be absent </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus seems to favor others </li></ul><ul><li>We lose sight of those in need </li></ul>
  24. 24. I prefer the way I’m doing it…
  25. 25. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Bend your knees to Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Seek God with prayer and fasting </li></ul>
  26. 26. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Bend your knees to Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Seek God with prayer and fasting </li></ul><ul><li>If your faith is weak, add prayer to it; </li></ul><ul><li>If your prayers are weak, </li></ul><ul><li>add fasting to them. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Fix your eyes on Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on His victory </li></ul>
  28. 28. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Strengthen your heart in Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Trust in His grant of authority </li></ul>
  29. 29. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Incline your ear to Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Get living words of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>from the Holy Spirit </li></ul>
  30. 30. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>Incline your ear to Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Get living words of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>from the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>“ You mute and deaf spirit, </li></ul><ul><li>I command you , come out of him…” </li></ul>
  31. 31. Follow Him into the Impossible <ul><li>5. Extend your hand for Him again: </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out in compassion and faith </li></ul>
  32. 32. All things are possible!

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