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Summary: A simple Acrostic sermon to help listeners remember how to walk and live the Christian life.

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YOU CAN M-O-V-E MOUNTAINS

Matthew 17:20

I. M-OTIVATION IS NEEDED (Mark 11:24).

A. Many Christians lack motivation. Merely existing from day to day, they fail to live victoriously.

B. Mountain-moving Christians are motivated by God’s love. They possess an inner drive, set goals, and strive to reach them.

C. When Christ’s love is lifted up by faith, mountains of doubts and fears come tumbling down (see text).

II. O-BEDIENCE IS NEEDED (Philippians 2:8).

A. Christ was obedient unto “even the death of the cross.” We must be obedient to God’s will for us also.

B. Christ brought victory to the lost through his obedience. He died for our sins, thus removing the mountain of hopelessness for all humankind.

C. Obedience, plus faith, brings victory. When we do God’s will with believing faith, mountains of trial, trouble, and testing disappear (Mark 9:23).

III. V-ISION IS NEEDED (Proverbs 29:18).

A. Webster says “visualize” means “to form a mental image of something not present to sight.”

B. Hebrews 11:1 says it this way: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

C. Through faith Christians can visualize the coming victory. They can win over sin, self, and Satan (1 Corinthians 15:57).

IV. E-NDURANCE IS NEEDED (Hebrews 6:15).

A. Some Christians are unwilling to wait God’s time. They want mountains to move at their own designated time and place.

B. We must endure as Abraham did until “he received the promise.” God’s timing is always best, never too early or too late.

C. Keep on praying, believing, and waiting for God’s timing. Jesus said that believing faith could do the impossible. You can move mountains (Matthew 21:21).


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