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Sep 16, 2018

Believe Big

Passage: John 14:12-14

Speaker: John B. Smith

Series: Believe Big

Category: Faith

Do you believe? Do you believe big? We want to believe. We think we believe, but do we really? If we did, things would look different. What's our excuse? Suffering is here to stay. Some of us are resentful for our past, living in it, while others are terrified of what will come but both have forgotten that Jesus was crucified for us so that we could overcome it. Jesus gave his disciples a “test” if they were believing big when he said, “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these…” We who follow Jesus are disciples just as they were, so the test applies to us just the same. Satan is putting doubts in our hearts, not Jesus. Jesus puts the dreams and goals in our hearts. We have to put our beliefs out there, unafraid of judgment. Jesus, in his humanity, was afraid like we are, but he kept taking every step because he knew it would lead to the resurrection.