by Kerry Shook

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A Miracle from My Mess (2 of 3)
Series: Personal Miracle - The Miracle You Need Now
Pastor Kerry Shook

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Whenever I visit my son, Josh, in Nashville, we always go to one of his favorite places, the Bongo Java Coffee House, right next to Belmont University Campus; and the Bongo Java Coffee House is just a tremendous coffee house. It's a great atmosphere, and Josh really thinks so because when he went to Belmont, we would get his debit card receipts and see that he spent almost $2,000 a week there. No, not really, but he was there an awful lot, and Bongo Java became world famous in 1996 when one of the managers there was sitting down for breakfast to eat one of their homemade cinnamon buns that they make right there, and he noticed that it looked a lot like Mother Teresa. Well, the rest is history because CNN picked it up, Washington Post picked it up, even David Letterman. It was called the miracle nun bun, and true story, people started coming from miles around to do a pilgrimage to the Bongo Java Coffee House to get a glimpse and to pray with the nun bun and hoping for a miracle. Now, the Bongo Java owner just kind of laughed it off and thought it's hilarious, but he called it the miracle of the nun bun so he could make a few extra bucks on T-shirts, prayer cards and so forth from all the people that were coming, and Mother Teresa had such a sense of humor. She got a kick out of it that she had a cinnamon bun that looked like her, but she also wrote a cease and desist letter so that they couldn't use her actual picture on the T-shirts to make some actual bucks, but I'm not sure that that's a miracle. Then I heard about Diana Duyser who in 1998 was eating a grilled cheese sandwich she had just made when she took a bite out of it and noticed that it had the image of the Virgin Mary on it. Just look. Yeah. The holy grilled cheese. Isn't that a Monty Python movie? "Monty Python in the Search of the Holy Grilled Cheese" or maybe not, but it sold for $28,000 on EBay to someone who seemed to really believe in the miracle of the grilled cheese.

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't want a miracle nun bun or a miracle grilled cheese sandwich when I'm in a desperate situation. I want a real miracle from God, and that's why we're in this series we're calling Personal Miracle because God is still in the miracle-working business, and He wants to work personal miracles in our lives, and there are so many times where we make a mess of things. We go down the wrong path. We create this mess as we're trying to solve our problems on our own. We're trying to fix a situation that is impossible humanly to fix.
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