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Summary: This message gives you 5 steps toward the miraculous while focusing on the healing of Naaman's leprosy.

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Stepping Into Your Miracle

Bishop J. Butler, Jr.

I. Introduction (A God of Miracles)

Praise The Lord!!!

How many in here this morning Know that we

serve a miracle working God.

Our God is not just some pie in the sky!

He's not just a god! He is THE God! God


And I don't care what your theology says,

My God, the God of the Bible, is a God of


Open your Bible and from cover to cover it is filled

with one account after another of the miracles of


In Genesis 1 we see how He spoke all of creation

into being.

And then in Genesis 7 we see how He destroyed

that creation with a global flood, and in the midst

of all of the chaos of the storms and the flooding

His mighty hand kept 8 souls and countless

animals safe from harm.

Does that sound like a miracle to you?

The Bible tells of how God miraculously delivered

his people from 430 years of slavery,

And not only did He set them free from bondage,

But He fed them with manna from heaven every

morning and quail fell from the sky every evening!

He made bitter water to become sweet, and even

caused water to flow from a rock that followed


Does that sound like a miracle to you!

Time after time in the Old Testament God uses the

miraculous to deliver, heal, provide, etc.

And then in the New Testament we see that Jesus,

who is God by the way, comes down through 42

generations and wraps Himself up in human flesh

to come and save His people once more!

And if that isn't miraculous enough how about the

fact that God caused a virgin to give birth.

Or that He turned water into wine....

Healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, cast out


He called Lazarus from the grave, and even raised

Jairus' daughter....

The list goes on and on of the miracles of God, and

yet we still don't want to trust Him for our own


Our own deliverance, healing, saving, etc......

We say "Well, I believe God could raise a dead

man way back then, but we don't want to trust

him to heal a headache today."

Well, I don't know what Bible you've been


but mine says in Hebrews 13:8...

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

He was, He is & He always will be a God of


How many came with an expectation this


You say "Well, Yes we came expecting to hear a

good word", or "We came expecting to have some

good fellowship", etc.

Well, that's all good, but I hope you came

expecting God to do the miraculous!

Because I'm convinced that that is what God

wants to do in this place this morning!

His word says God confirmed the Word with signs

following in Mark 16:20,

And He'll confirm His Word with signs following

this morning!

So today, as we read about the miracle healing of

Naaman, I want to preach on the subject of

"Stepping Into Your Miracle."

II. Body

Turn to...

2Ki 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

2Ki 5:2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2Ki 5:3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

2Ki 5:4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

2Ki 5:5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

2Ki 5:6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

2Ki 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

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