Sermon done by Dr. Joshua Mack
One way to fill a stadium these days is to claim that a real miracle is about to take place. Imagine the impact on a crowd if a dead man, exumed from the cemetery, was actually raised to vibrant life before their eyes! Yet, greater miracles are taking place every day, and no stadium is filled as a result. God is exerting the same power He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, in trapped, helpless, ruined, dead rebels, raising them to eternal, overwhelming life!
People are not amazed by the amazing because we minimise our state of need before God. The world is constantly bolstering your view of yourself–as if God is simply offering to save you from a bad cough, not from a coffin.
The amazing work of God, however, can only be attributed to God. When God raises a corpse from the dead in salvation, He alone gains the glory.
When we consider the helplessness of all people before God, it gives us hope. Regardless of who we evangelise, they are all just as dead as each other. No person is easier to see saved than another. The same miracle is required in every case. This gives us hope that God can do this miracle in any life, at any time, for His own glory, as we faithfully present the gospel.
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