Three Horrible Words to Say to Jesus

Mark 9:14-29

Preached at Berea First Baptist Prayer Conference

  • Lacking Power (9:14-18)
    • Mere association with Jesus doesn’t guarantee access to His power.
    • Our failures not only damage our reputations but they can also tarnish others’ perception of Christ.
  • Struggling Faith (9:19-27)
    • Three horrible words that you should never say to Jesus: if you can.
    • Even when your faith is underdeveloped, don’t allow it to be misdirected.
  • Neglecting Prayer (9:28-29)
    • We will always lose spiritual battles if we rest on previous accomplishments or personal abilities.
    • Depending on God through prayer reminds us that we are not in control.
  • Are you trying to accomplish in your own strength what only God can do?
  • Do you doubt if God is able to do what needs to be done?

(The reading I did at the end of the sermon came from the last chapter of Wiki God. Here is more info on the book. You can also read a version of it here.