Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 15, 2018:
- SUNDAY: Genesis 3,
- MONDAY: Job 1-2,
- TUESDAY: Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Revelation 20:7-10,
- WEDNESDAY: Matthew 12:22-45, Luke 8:26-39, Mark 9:14-29,
- THURSDAY: Luke 1-2:21,
- FRIDAY: Daniel 10,
- SATURDAY: Revelation 4-5,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Supernatural Sermon Title: God Still Breaks Into History and Our Lives! Understanding the Miraculous
Delivered On: April 8, 2018
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. (Acts 2:43)
Thank God for the miracles He did in biblical times…in particular for taking your sins on the cross and rising from the dead to break the power of sin, hell, and the devil. Give God praise for miracles you have seen and experienced in your life and the lives of those you love. Pray for faith to see God do more miracles in your life.
Dare To Ask During the coming week, ask three or four Christians if they have ever experienced something they believe was a miraculous and supernatural work of God.
Growth Group Discussion
Tell about an experience you have had (or someone you know) that you believe was supernatural and miraculous.
What do you think about this definition of a miracle?
“A miracle is an event brought about by the power of God that is a temporary exception to the ordinary course of nature for the purpose of showing that God has acted in history.”
How would you change this definition to more fully capture what you believe Christians mean when they talk about a miracle?
What are examples of how we use the term “miracle” when we are actually describing a natural occurrence? How is a miracle different than a coincidence?
Read: Matthew 14:22-33 What miracles do you see in this passage? What is one of your favorite miracles in the Bible? How is God glorified and His power revealed in this miracle story from the Bible?
If so many people have experienced what they believe is a miracle, why do you think people are so shy to talk about it? Why is it important to acknowledge and celebrate the miracles God does?
Read: Hebrews 13:8 If we truly believe Jesus is the same now as He was when He walked on this earth, what should we believe about how He wants to work in our lives?
Read: 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 How should we respond when we pray and ask for a miracle and God’s decides (in His divine wisdom) not to answer our prayer?
When God moves and acts in supernatural and miraculous ways in our life, what are ways we can:
Give Him praise
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