“Jesus said, “You’ve become a believer simply because I say I saw you one day sitting under the fig tree? You haven’t seen anything yet! Before this is over you’re going to see heaven open and God’s angels descending to the Son of Man and ascending again.” John 1:50 (msg)
Kingdom. Power. Authority.
That is the newest series we are in right now. The Kingdom of God, The Power He has given and the Authority we see in Him. We struggle to understand all three of these ideas and more importantly what the lines are between us and Him. So we are addressing them.
We looked at a lot of passages last week and we put one of them into context as best we could. John 1:43-51 records the first time encounter with Nathaniel and Jesus promises, “You will see greater things than these.” We can read through the rest of John and the other gospels to better understand what they really saw and what jesus meant by Greater Things.
However, does that promise come to us as well?
Do we see greater things?
If we do, what are they?
If we don’t, is there a reason?
We are talking about the power of Christ and how his power very clearly comes from God (Lk 4:32, Mt 28:18, Jn 14:12) and how Jesus gave that to the disciples (Lk 10:19, Mk 3:14-15, Jn 14:12, Ac 1:8), but does it end there? What role does the Holy Spirit alive in us play in giving us access to the power of Christ and the Authority of heaven and earth?
These are not easy questions and in fact they are questions that divided denominations. all the more reason for us NOT to ignore them or side-step them, but instead it gives us the responsibility to address them and be clear about what God’s Words says.
The Action Step…
I am going to give you a passage of scripture and three questions that I would love if you asked and took time have a conversation with your students this week.
What do you think this passage is talking about?
He talks about ‘pouring out His Spirit’ (v.28, 29), what does that look like?
Have you dreamed dreams and have you seen visions?
Thank you for letting me minister to your students and alongside them in reaching their friends, our community and the world for His glory.
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