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Summary: Desiring the move of God in our lives that will enable us to reach out and be the disciplemakers we have been called to be.

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Sunday August 6th, 2006

by: Pastor Michael West

Series: Move It

Sermon: What to See before moving day

Scripture: Mark 9:19-24

Mark 5:36

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."

Mark 9:23

Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."

The eye—an incredible piece of machinery. After light passes through the lens it hits the retina where light-sensitive cells convert the information into pictures for the brain to interpret and all of this takes place in a few picoseconds as it is taking place in 127 million rods and cones on each eye. A continuous process that cannot be stopped.

The sensitivity of the eye is astounding. The retina’s photo cells require only about 1-2 photons to trigger a visual signal. It perceives a continuous range of color, yet distinguishes minute differences in shades. Adapt ion of the eye affords night vision, when images are reduced to black and white—rods predominate here and in full bright vision it’s the cones.

Evolutionists have tried to exclude god, but I submit to you the eye is just one of many things that prove the existence of a creator.

While some would have us to believe that somehow the eye gradually developed, upon logical analysis, we can know that would be inconceivable. Why?

It’s called an “Irreducible complexity.” This term means that all the parts are required to be available and working at the same time to function. —pupil, lens, muscles, rods, cones, nerves, brain, and more, all at the same time. The conclusion would be what is the point or reason for the eye, if all the others were not in place? What reason would there be for any part of our bodies if they were all independent of each other in the overall plan?

What could a partial eye do? What would cause it to be preserved? What would cause gradually formed parts to miraculously assemble themselves together to function as a whole?

When we consider all of this precision and complexity, the need for all the parts to work together so they can perform, it stands to reason and conclude, that the eye was designed. Gradual, naturalistic evolution is impossible. The question is, Who is the designer?

If you answer God is, then do you see what is in store for you and I? What lies ahead of today? What the future holds and Who is holding the future?

We as Christians see by way of faith through the revelation of God’s Word that has been passed down and given to us, Why?

For a purpose, for a move of God. Do you see it? God desires to move among us, but He needs you to see that.

What blocks our vision?

Ezekiel 28:14-15 PRIDE

"You were the anointed cherub who covers;

I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. [15] You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.

LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge,


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