Sunday, November 20, 2011


As stated in my last blog, last Sundays sermon was about "Suffering," and this Sundays sermon was about "Healing."  The series was about the Supernatural: When Prayer Invades the Natural.  I wanted to share some notes that I took today that I found very helpful.

The sermon was split up into 3 parts:  The "Do Know," The "Don't Know," and The "Who Knows."

1.  The "Do Know"

-God is not the source of sickness, sin is.  Even though we or someone we love probably doesn't get sick based on our sins directly, we live in a world of sin.  No one is sin-free.
-God does supernaturally heal.
-All healing is temporary.  We will all die at some point.
-God invites us to be a part of healing through prayer.

2. The "Don't Know"

-Why God does not heal some.  God does not heal everyone, every time.
-We don't know what God sees.  His ways and thoughts are much higher than ours.

(The pastor told us a story of him and his youngest son.  They were in the car driving while his son was in the back seat playing legos.  All of the sudden, Kevin (our pastor) slams on his brakes and the legos go everywhere.  His son gets really angry with him because now his legos are everywhere and he has to clean them up.  All his son knew was that this ruined what he was building with his legos.  Later, Kevin sits his son down and says, "What you don't know about the car ride is that a deer ran out in front of our car and I slammed on brakes to keep you safe from harm and possibly save your life." )

His son didn't know what he saw.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

3.  The "Who Knows"

(This is hope-filled)
-God might be gracious!

**The ultimate healing is eternal life, and he offers that to everyone who is willing to accept it.**

I hope that whatever you may be going through that these notes were helpful to you like they were for me!


Miranda said...

Love these notes! Amazing timing in your life for this sermon huh? God is always looking out for us. Thank you for sharing this - definitely something I needed to hear too.

Julie Tiemann said...

Powerful stuff. SO glad you're blogging.

Anonymous said...

You have such a powerful witness to the others out there who are facing similar situations. God bless you and strengthen both of you through this time. Thank you for sharing even when it isn't easy.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I saw your blog through Kara's blog. I lost my daughter 24 years ago from a rare liver disease. It was 1 out of 400,000 that i had the gene and 1 out of 400,000 that my husband had the gene. Not a day goes by that I do not think about her. I now have two more beautiful daughters, a 23 and 21 year old. They always wonder what their sister would be like. Your life will move in a positive direction and you will appreciate your children like no other mother can! The car pools will seem like nothing to you! Remember, you have put a lifetime of love into an instant. My thoughts are with you.