Cheating Deathwith Resurrection Power Jn 11:38-45
Introduction• A miracle is a Divine intervention in the affairs of men. – power brought to bear on a powerless situation – supernatural override of a natural disaster – an improbable response to an impossible situation• Does God still do MIRACLES today?
The Miracles of Jesus 1. Controls – power over nature• Jesus performed • *water to wine, feeding the 5000, walking on water many miracles during His life & 2. Cures – power over illness, handicaps ministry • centurion’s servant, *paralytic at Bethesda,• John did not *blind man at birth record all of them 3. Exorcisms – power over demons 4. Resurrections – power over death • *raising of Lazarus
The Miraculous Evidence• God will be GLORIFIED (v40)• The power of PRAYER will be demonstrated (vv22, 41, 42)• The MESSAGE will be believed by many (vv40, 45)• Jesus’ DEITY will be verified or proved (v42)• Death and sin will be CONQUERED (vv43-44)• Unbelievers will be without EXCUSE (v46ff)
Conclusion• The GOSPEL is a powerful miracle story and includes resurrection. (1Cor 15:3-4)• Salvation is a MIRACULOUS series of events, cheating death by resurrection power. (1Cor 15:57)• MIRACLES are definitely still occurring today.
Romans 8:9-11You, however, are not in the flesh but in theSpirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christdoes not belong to him.But if Christ is in you, although the body is deadbecause of sin, the Spirit is life because ofrighteousness.
Romans 8:9-11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from thedead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesusfrom the dead will also give life to your mortalbodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Actions• Pray for another MIRACLE.• Act, by FAITH, on what God has called you to do.• WORSHIP God when you observe miracles occurring.• Never give up HOPE for God to do another miracle.
Matthew 19:26• “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”