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Do You Want to Get Well…REALLY? (8 of 12)
Series: Miracles: Discovering the Power of God
John 5: 1-9
One of the greatest things I have learned in life is this: My strongest ability is my disability. One of the other things I am in the process of learning is that Father Time and Mother Nature are not very kind parents!
The reality of life is that if Jesus doesn't return, all of us in this room are going to eventually taste death, no matter how much strength or health we appear to have right now. So I have some good news and bad news: First the bad news, there is no fountain of youth for your body! Now the good news, there IS one for your soul!
So let me tell you, the greatest question, therefore, is NOT, what is going to happen to your body? The greatest question is: Do you have the inner, spiritual strength to live life to the fullest?
I believe that all of us in this room are facing some kind of challenge in our lives.
When we were children we were too short -- too tall -- too fat -- or too skinny. Someone else was always smarter - faster - or more popular. As adults we are either too old - too young - too inexperienced - or too qualified - or overqualified - too busy - or too alone.
Some of us have been abused and abandoned. We worry about how to pay the bills. We grieve over the loss of those we love. A lot of us are frustrated, impatient, and angry about the way life has treated us. We agonize over rebellious children making needless mistakes.
All of us experience disappointments and failures, many of which are totally out of our control. Then there are those of us who look like we have it all together and yet on the inside we wonder why life seems so meaningless and empty. We can't quite put a finger on it but we just know that there is emptiness there. But in this culture we can literally amuse ourselves to death so it is easier to just ignore it.
And what about those of us who are so accustomed to the familiar - the p ...
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