Miraculous Faith

Psalm 77:14 (NIV)
14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

Mark 9:17-24 (NIV)
17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered.
22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Faith Killers

-An Unbelieving Culture (v19)

-Disappointment from the Past (v18)

-Our Own Words (v24)

Miraculous Faith

Believes When It Cannot See

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Faith “Hall of Fame”

-Abel

-Noah

-Abraham

-Sarah

-Joseph

-Moses

-Gideon

-Samson

-David

-Daniel

Persists through Prayer

Colossians 4:2 (GNT)
2 Be persistent in prayer, and keep alert as you pray, giving thanks to God.

Takes Action No Matter How We Feel

James 2:22 (NIV)
22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.