On the Brink of a Breakthrough (4 of 12) by Jim Perdue

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On the Brink of a Breakthrough (4 of 12)
Series: Breakthrough
Jim Perdue
Joshua 3:1-17

Intro/Attention

*There have been many advancements in medical history. One of the biggest medical breakthroughs occurred when British bacteriologist and future Nobel Prize winner, Alexander Fleming, made a major, and accidental, discovery in the late 1920s. An experiment he had conducted in his laboratory had unexpectedly gone awry when mold had developed in a petri dish. Fleming realized the mold had the ability to kill strains of bacteria that he had been cultivating in the experimental dish. His discovery of penicillin, which could be cultivated from mold, was a scientific breakthrough that led to the use of this powerful antibiotic as a means of curing bacterial infection. Penicillin heralded the dawn of the antibiotic age. Before its introduction there was no effective treatment for infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, or rheumatic fever. Hospitals were full of people with blood poisoning contracted from a cut or a scratch, and doctors could do little for them but wait and hope. Can you imagine a world without antibiotics? I would assume that almost everyone here has used antibiotics at one time or another to overcome a bacterial infrection.*

Now, let me ask one simple question. What if Alexander Fleming was frustrated by his botched experiment and had thrown away that petri dish in anger? The world would have missed a big breakthrough!

We’re in a series entitled Breakthrough as we study the book of Joshua And spiritual breakthrough is no accident. It comes from obedience to the Lord. And we need a breakthrough!

We need a breakthrough in our lives individually and we need a breakthrough as a church. It’s time to take the next step, move up a level and claim God’s promise for this church.

Today, On the Brink of a Breakthrough. When you hear the word “brink” it can mean one of two things. You could be on the “brink of a breakthrough” or you could b ...


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