Summary: To prove how mountains or obstacles in our lives be removed.
Do you have mountains in your life that needs to be removed?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove how mountains or obstacles in our lives be removed.
Mark 11:23 (Amplified Bible)
11:23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
Remove obstacles in your life by your words.
Say to this mountain
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Say to this mountain
"Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain,"
Matthew 17:20 (Amplified Bible)
17:20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
Matthew 21:21 (Amplified Bible)
21:21 And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.
Luke 17:6 (Amplified Bible)
17:6 And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.
Mountain - any rise or growth along the road, a mountain, something that delays your travel. You can remove obstacles or delays in your travels of life by saying to that obstacle be removed.
B. Be lifted up and thrown into the sea
"Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!"
James 1:6 (Amplified Bible)
1:6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.
Our example is Abraham who have Isaac at age 100 years old because he never doubted GOD.
Romans 4:19-20 (Amplified Bible)
4:19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.
4:20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,