Summary: Video Rollin (Slide 1) Signs Pt. 3 I. Introduction We are invading the moments in Jesus’ daily life in which signs interrupted His walk. 34 times in 3 ½ years. There were 34 different occasions where signs were a part of Jesus’ life. We key on those m
We are invading the moments in Jesus’ daily life in which signs interrupted His walk. 34 times in 3 ½ years. There were 34 different occasions where signs were a part of Jesus’ life. We key on those moments in which His deity was validated by miracles. The supernatural overtakes the natural. You will remember that I have told you the challenge is that Jesus, in John 14 and Mark 16, very clearly state that we should not only have signs following us but that those signs will be greater than what Jesus did. I trust you have spent this week going back to pick up Words that you walked away from. They are timeless!
Text: Luke 4:31-37
31Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. 32They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority. 33In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, 34"Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!" 35"Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. 36All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!" 37And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
a. They were amazed we are bored and busy.
The folks in the church were amazed by Jesus’ teachings because His message had authority. When He commanded or took authority something happened. I think that some of us have heard the teachings for so long that we have become bored with His power. I wonder if we have heard the truth for so long that we have become immune or so accustom to the radicalness of Jesus’ teachings that we fail to recognize the power we are hearing and handling. I wonder if people are amazed by the same teachings of Jesus that they hear from us?
We underestimate the authority of the truth we know so well. Therefore we under communicate it! If we really understood the authority contained in the truth that we have embraced, that we set through week after week, that we treat with contempt, that we can take or leave, we would be the first on the scene when someone needed answers. We would be the first ones to offer assistance. We would be looking for opportunities to share the truth because we would be aware of the authority we have access to. Teach me something new, but do it quick. No tarrying. No time. This is just one stop in my list of things to do today. If would actually believe what we have already heard signs would be abundant! If we would slow down and absorb truth again and make room and time for the supernatural we would see signs!