Why have signs & wonders    wandered away?       Mark 3:20-35
“If the Lord really is with us, where are all His   wonders that our fathers told us about?”
A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?
A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus
A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus• The Words of Jesus
A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus• The Words of Jesus• The Works of Jesus
Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking  “The natural man does   not receive the things   of the Spirit . . ....
Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking  – To be carnally     minded is to negate     the spiritual causes  &...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking  – To be carnally    minded is to set    your affections on    earthl...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion  “He is possessed by   Beelzebub! By the   prince of demons He   is driv...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion  “Cessationism”  =  Bad Religion!
Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion  “Cessationism”  =  Bad Religion!  – Do not call the holy     things of ...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion  –   The “Unpardonable      Sin” is to stubbornly      resist the Holy S...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?3. Modern Medicine “She had suffered a  great deal under the  care of many doctors  and ...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?4. A relatively clean spiritual past  –   Puritans  –   Moravians  –   Anabaptists  –   ...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?5. Fear  “Don’t be afraid; just   believe.”            Mark 5:36
Why have signs & wonders wandered?6. Lack of Faith  “But without faith it is   impossible to please  God. He that comes to...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?7. Lack of Perseverance  “Yes, Lord, but even the   dogs under the table   eat the child...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?8. Christians who are “buzzed” but not “under   the influence” of the Holy Spirit.  “Do ...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?9. Unsanctified, unprepared, timid and jealous   leaders  “This kind can only   come out...
Why have signs & wonders wandered?There’s NO reason why we can’t experiencesigns & wonders today!
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Sermon preached by Pastor Glenn Harvison entitled, "Why Have Signs And Wonders Wandered Away?"

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The Works of Jesus Part 1

  1. 1. Why have signs & wonders wandered away? Mark 3:20-35
  2. 2. “If the Lord really is with us, where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about?”
  3. 3. A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?
  4. 4. A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus
  5. 5. A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus• The Words of Jesus
  6. 6. A Journey of Discovery• Who is Jesus?• Witnesses to Jesus• The Words of Jesus• The Works of Jesus
  7. 7. Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit . . . because they are spiritually discerned.”
  8. 8. Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking – To be carnally minded is to negate the spiritual causes & cures to illness “Naturalism”
  9. 9. Why have signs & wonders wandered?1. Carnal Thinking – To be carnally minded is to set your affections on earthly things and not eternal things
  10. 10. Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons He is driving out demons.”
  11. 11. Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion “Cessationism” = Bad Religion!
  12. 12. Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion “Cessationism” = Bad Religion! – Do not call the holy things of God “demonic”!
  13. 13. Why have signs & wonders wandered?2. Bad Religion – The “Unpardonable Sin” is to stubbornly resist the Holy Spirit’s witness to Jesus in all its various forms – Specifically, to resist His witness through supernatural signs & wonders performed in Jesus’ name
  14. 14. Why have signs & wonders wandered?3. Modern Medicine “She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all that she had.”
  15. 15. Why have signs & wonders wandered?4. A relatively clean spiritual past – Puritans – Moravians – Anabaptists – Quakers – Persecuted Christians from Europe
  16. 16. Why have signs & wonders wandered?5. Fear “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36
  17. 17. Why have signs & wonders wandered?6. Lack of Faith “But without faith it is impossible to please God. He that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
  18. 18. Why have signs & wonders wandered?7. Lack of Perseverance “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
  19. 19. Why have signs & wonders wandered?8. Christians who are “buzzed” but not “under the influence” of the Holy Spirit. “Do not be drunk with wine, but be [continuously] filled with the Holy Ghost!”
  20. 20. Why have signs & wonders wandered?9. Unsanctified, unprepared, timid and jealous leaders “This kind can only come out by prayer and fasting.”
  21. 21. Why have signs & wonders wandered?There’s NO reason why we can’t experiencesigns & wonders today!

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