Monday, October 5, 2015

Miracles, Signs and Wonders Month

"I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

So according to what Jesus says in this verse, we should see some pretty amazing things happening in the Church. We could hope to see physical healing, storms stop, and even the multiplication of wine. But in many American churches today, the only wonder is wondering when the sermon will end (as people search for the exit sign). Sadly, there are churches that inflict pain, stir controversy and build the desire for drink. There are even theologians who speculate that miracles were only meant to be a part of the beginnings of the Church. But we don't believe that. 

We take Jesus at His word. We believe He is still at work through His people, doing some pretty cool stuff. As the song says, God's not dead, He is alive. And He is at work.

This month, we'll be visiting churches that are said to still have wondrous things taking place. Lives are being changed, God's voice is heard, and miracles happen. We hope, of course, to see such things happen, but if nothing else, we hope to talk to trustworthy witnesses of such things.

Just as God promised wonders to Moses (Exodus 3:20) to change the hearts of the Egyptians, we believe God can and will work to change hearts today. In the words of the great Mike (and his Mechanics), all's we need is a miracle.

-- Dean