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Limiting The Power of God (14 of 24)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. THE REASON FOR HIS VISIT
II. THE AMAZING REACTION TO HIS VISIT
III. THE RESULTS OF HIS VISIT
This morning we want to continue our study in the gospel of Mark so I want to invite your attention to Mark Chapter 6 as we begin our reading today with Verse 1. I want to speak today on "Limiting the Power of God".
Greater than the marvel that God is omnipotent is the marvel that God has given has given man the freedom of choice and God in His sovereignty has limited His power according to our faith. I want us to see a wonderful example of this in Mark Chapter 6 beginning in Verse 1.
Because we would not want to limit the power of God, we would not want to place any limit on what God could do in our church. Amen? Or what God could do in our individual lives or what God could do in our home. The Bible says God can do all things. The Bible says God is omnipotent. The Bible says only believe.
But we must be careful not to limit the power of God. The Bible speaking of Jesus said, ""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 JOSES, 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 HONOUR, 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 MARVELLED BECAUSE OF THEIR UNBELIEF. AND HE WENT ROUND ABOUT THE VILLAGES, TEACHING."
What a statement. "HE COULD THERE DO N ...
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