It's A Miracle by Larry Wynn

IT'S A MIRACLE!
JOHN 11:38-44
MARCH 3, 1996 A.M.

INTRODUCTION

A. TIME MAGAZINE POLL IN APRIL 1995, WHEN ASKING WHETHER PEOPLE
BELIEVE IN MIRACLES FOUND 69% SAID YES.

TIME REVEALED ALSO, "YET JUST WHEN THE FAITHFUL ARE SO EAGER
TO EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITY OF MIRACLES IN EVERYDAY LIFE,
PROMINENT AMERICAN THEOLOGIANS ARE WORKING FURIOUSLY TO
DISPROVE THE MIRACLES IN THE BIBLE."

THAT PROVES ONE THING: THE PEOPLE IN THE PEWS ARE SMARTER
THAN THOSE IN THE PULPIT.

B. WEBSTER"S DEFINES A MIRACLE THIS WAY: AN EVENT OR ACTION THAT
APPARENTLY CONTRADICTS KNOWN SCIENTIFIC LAWS, AND IS HENCE
THOUGHT TO BE DUE TO SUPERNATURAL CAUSES, ESP. AN ACT OF GOD.
WEBSTER ALSO DEFINES A MIRACLE AS: A REMARKABLE EVENT OR
THING.

C. JESUS WORKED MANY MIRACLES OF WHICH THE GREATEST WAS
RAISING THE DEAD.

1. THERE ARE SEVERAL INSTANCES OF THIS IN THE SCRIPTURE.

2. THE MOST NOTABLE IS THE EVENT OF JOHN 11, THE RAISING OF
LAZARUS.

D. THE MIRACLES OF JESUS HAD ATTACHED TO THEM GREAT SPIRITUAL
SIGNIFICANCE.
1. THE MIRACLE OF JOHN 11 DEALS ILLUSTRATES THE MIRACLE OF
SALVATION.

2. SALVATION IS THE GREATEST MIRACLE.

I. WHAT WE WERE.

A. DEAD.

1. THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF DEATH.

a. PHYSICAL DEATH. "IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MAN ONCE TO DIE.

b. SPIRITUAL DEATH. MAN SEPARATED FROM GOD.

c. ETERNAL DEATH.

ILL. THE WORST FORM OF DEATH IS NOT SEPARATION OF THE SOUL
FROM THE BODY. IT IS SEPARATION OF THE SOUL FROM GOD.

ILL. D.L MOODY WHILE SPEAKING ON DEATH SAID, "ONE DAY YOU WILL
READ THAT MOODY HAS ...


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