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Miracle Working Faith (5 of 8)
Series: Facing Life with Faith
Mark 6:33-37; 41-44
If you have your Bible, I invite you to turn to Mark 6:33. Today we are talking about "Miracle Working Faith." The Bible says, it is not according to our fame or fortune, it is according to faith." The Bible says, "according to your faith, so be it unto you." The most important thing in pleasing God is faith. And we show faith by our obedience to God. And there is a kind of faith that is a miracle working faith. When only a miracle will help.
Someday there is going to be a Utopian society where you are going to be able to make on the average of $100,000 a year, the boss will tell you not to work too hard, your children will never come down with the flu, an average house will cost $10,000 and nobody will ever get sick. But until that happens, probably the sunrise tomorrow is going to rise on a world that is just as filled with stress as it was today, amen? Somebody said that a lot of people are like ducks; they look very calm as they are sitting there on the water, but underneath they are paddling as hard as they can. And I think that describes our life so many times. We make look calm on the outside, but because of the stress from life, most of us are paddling as hard as we can, just to stay afloat.
And one of the greatest stresses in life that I have found is when there is shortage. Have you ever had the experience of running out of money before you run out of month? Last week did you run out of energy before you got everything accomplished that you wanted to accomplish? Shortages just occur in life. They really do. You get short on patience, you get short on time, you get short on energy, you get short on health, and you get short on finances. And the story that we read about today in the Bible is one of the most important principles in all the Bible about how to deal with the shortages of life. What to do when only a miracle will help. ...
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