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HELP ME, I'M FALLING: WHAN FAITH IS IN CRISIS - Dr. Clifton Clarke | August 20, 2023
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HELP ME, I'M FALLING: WHAN FAITH IS IN CRISIS - Dr. Clifton Clarke | August 20, 2023

๐Ÿ’ญ Share your thoughts below! 08/20 SERMON NOTES - Help Me, Iโ€™m Falling: When Faith is in Crisis John 11: 1 โ€“ 20 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, โ€œLord, behold, he whom You love is sick.โ€ When Jesus heard that, He said, โ€œThis sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.โ€ Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He said to the disciples, โ€œLet us go to Judea again.โ€ The disciples said to Him, โ€œRabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?โ€ Jesus answered, โ€œAre there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.โ€ These things He said, and after that He said to them, โ€œOur friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.โ€ Then His disciples said, โ€œLord, if he sleeps he will get well.โ€ However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, โ€œLazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.โ€ Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, โ€œLet us also go, that we may die with Him.โ€ So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away. And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house 1. GOD WANTS TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR BOX - John11: Now Martha said to Jesus, โ€œIf you have been here, my brother wouldnโ€™t have died. 2. GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HIM - JOHN 11: 24 Martha said to him, โ€œI KNOWโ€ that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Verse 24 3. THE RESURRECTION IS NOT JUST THEN BUT NOW - John 11: 24 - Martha said to Him, โ€œI know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.โ€ 4. THERE IS A DIVINE PURPOSE AT WORK IN YOUR CRISIS - John 11: 53 - says from that moment on the Jewish leaders began to plot Jesusโ€™ death 5. GOD WILL GET THE GLORY FROM YOUR CRISIS - John 11: 4 When Jesus heard that, He said, โ€œThis sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.โ€ 4 Ways To Work Through A Crisis of Faith 1. Keep Doing The spiritual disciplines You Did Before 2. Tell Your Community About Your Crisis of Faith 3. Make Space for God to Reveal Himself 4. Receive Godโ€™s grace and be patient โœ… If you enjoyed this video, give it your thumb up, subscribe to the channel, and activate the notification bell so you won't miss any video uploads. See you on the next ones! ๐ŸŽฅ In case you have any questions or suggestions for the next videos, please let us know. ๐Ÿ‘‰ New Beginnings is a community of believers, a multicultural community that celebrates our differences instead of shaming them, people who really believe in the power of God, and want to see others experience His healing and redeeming love. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Check New Beginnings on other social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcfsimi/?h... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreNewBegi... Website: https://www.nbcf-simi.com/
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