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Limiting God (4 of 13)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Series -- FAITH: HOW TO GET IT AND GROW IT
We know that Jesus said, "According to your faith, so be it unto you." Jesus allows us to choose. We can choose the limits we put on faith. We can choose the limits we put on the promises of God. We can choose the limit that we put on the blessings in our life. Jesus said, "It's according to our faith, so be it unto you." Not according to finances or fame or fortune but according to our faith.
We learned that's impossible to please God apart from faith. For he that believeth God and comes to God must believe that he is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Aren't you glad that God is a rewarder.
This passage of scripture is Jesus coming to His home town for the second and last time. He's coming to the town of Nazareth. Notice the scripture.
"And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue and many hearing him were astonished, saying, from whence hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands.? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Jo'-ses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them. "A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house? And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching."
In Matthew's gospel, he makes it very clear. Matthew 13:58 says, "And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." What he's saying is that the people of Nazareth tied the hands of omnipotence. The people of Nazareth actual ...
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