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JESUS IS… POWERFUL!May 30, 2021 / Central Christian Church
Jesus is … Powerful
Power to influence or change.
Daniel 3:27 (NKJV) “And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.”
Jesus unifies with love and freedom.
True Power lasts!
We rid all independence and fully become dependent on Jesus.
Acts 3:12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Influence or change is a result of understanding it only comes from Jesus.
Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. if we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Faith means obeying God regardless of the feelings within us, the circumstances around us, or the consequences before us.
God can use his power
God will use his power
God does have power
Power to sustain identity.
John 8:1-11 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
Power ignites our purpose.
Power completes Our Identity
Genesis 2:7 ESV then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Jesus speaks to our potential, not our circumstances.
Power to influence or change.
Power to sustain.