Joel and Katelyn Peers joint-preach on challenging concepts borrowed from Bill Johnson’s book “God is Good: He’s Better than You Think”. Too often, disappointment in life challenges our faith and lowers our expectations of God’s goodness, but as Joel and Katelyn describe, “Our definition of God’s goodness dictates how high our faith will go and whether our belief will back up what we pray.”
“What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us”
~ A.W. Tozer~
…after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.
For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.”
Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed…
Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.
Matthew 13:54, 57-58
“Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Is not this the carpenter’s son?…”
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”
And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do…
Our definition of God’s goodness dictates how high our faith will go and whether our belief will back up what we pray.
2 Peter 4:9
His will is that none should perish but all should come to repentance.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
…where sin increased, grace abounded all the more so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus.
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?
May it never be!
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth…
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…”
The Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
When John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to Him, “Are you the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”
Matthew 11 continued….
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”
We have to feed our souls on what He is doing, not on what He isn’t.