Testimony Video:
Landen Hoffmann’s road to recovery after sustaining life-threatening injuries at the age of 5 was nothing short of miraculous. Through the power of prayer and the healing of God, Landen made an astounding recovery. He is now an active and healthy 9-year-old boy, who loves baseball, and hockey. His story is a testament to the everlasting power of God, and having faith in the midst of extreme hardship.
“Resurrection Power: The Seed Principle” | Mac Hammond
Recap
Pastor Mac taught about the Resurrection Power that is available to every born again believer. Resurrection power raised Jesus from the dead! And that same power is available to us today… to raise up whatever dead circumstance that we might have in our lives. Pastor Mac started his message by playing a video testimony of the miraculous healing of Landen Hoffman, a five-year-old boy who was tossed over the third floor balcony by a stranger at the Mall of America. Landen’s family immediately began to believe God for His resurrection power to raise up Landen. And that’s what happened! Landen was miraculously healed and restored to perfect health. The doctors said it was a miracle.
Dive Deeper
Easter is about resurrection power, but for a lot of people that’s just a theological concept. They agree that Jesus was raised up by God’s resurrection power but they wonder how that is relevant to their lives today.
The Bible says that if you are in Christ, resurrection power is always at your disposal.
Pastor Mac then played a video of the testimony of the Hoffman family when their five-year-old was thrown off the third-floor balcony at the Mall of America. Pastor used it to examine resurrection power and how we all have access to it in our everyday lives.
Often, believers only think about resurrection power in an abstract way. But when faced with a life-and-death situation, people begin to grasp the reality that Christ provided for us that power to be released in our lives.
This power is available to everyone but many don’t avail themselves to it. It comes to those who don’t give up, who keep standing and don’t weaken or get tired and quit before they see results.
The Bible says if you don’t get weary, you’ll reap your harvest.
Many get weary and quit. They don’t see it through to the end. Sometimes, the results don’t come immediately. Even with Jesus, He wasn’t raised up until the third day!
There’s a passage of time when it looks like death is going to triumph in your life. It’s at that time, you don’t let go. If you let go, death takes hold, takes root. If you stay committed to the promise of God and don’t let go, resurrection power will be made available to you.
Death takes many different forms. Death isn’t just a physical thing. It could be death of a marriage, death of finances or a business venture.
When you become born again, you’re translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His dear Son, the kingdom of God. One kingdom operates by cursing and death. The other kingdom operates by blessing and life.
Often, we look at the faith failure of others and apply their experiences to our lives, letting their experience influence our own stand of faith.
That’s foolish! God says we’re not to be moved by anyone or anything except the Word of God.
So, why do so many believers fail to access resurrection power in their lives when the Word says it’s available to them? Pastor Mac goes on to talk about two principle reasons that is the cause of why people fail to experience resurrection power.
Read About It
Ephesians 1:18, “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead.”
1st Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Discussion Questions
Have you had an experience in your life when you needed resurrection power and failed to receive it?
Based on Pastor’s message, can you now see where you went wrong?
Have you ever allowed someone else’s failed experience to influence your own faith in God?

Recent Sermon Notes

Grace Unveiled, #10: Credited to Your Account | Jim Hammond

Pastor Jim preached the 10th installment of his series entitled, “Grace Unveiled,” a study of the book of Romans. This message subtitled, “Credited to Your Account,” finishes up the study of the sin problem and then begins a study of the solution to man’s sin problem—which is Romans 3:21–22, “…faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” Pastor Jim said, “The reason why Paul spent so much time talking about the sin problem is because you can’t understand the solution if you don’t understand the problem.”

At Wit’s End | Jim Hammond

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Grace Unveiled, #9: Established in the Gift of Righteousness | Jim Hammond

This past weekend, Pastor Jim taught his 9th installment in his series on the book of Romans entitled, “Grace Unveiled.” The first three and a half chapters of Romans, Paul talked extensively, driving home the point, on how no one can make himself righteous in God’s eyes. The Apostle Paul didn’t leave anyone out. He listed the Pagans in the secular world, people just trying to do good, and the zealous disciplined Jews… he made sure they knew that none of them measured up in God’s eyes. No matter what they did, they would never be able to escape God’s wrath… unless there is something that appeases that judgment. That was Paul’s way of working up to a point. Paul then introduced the righteousness of God through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.

The Principle of Connection | Mac Hammond

Pastor Mac taught a message entitled, “The Principle of Connection.” Oftentimes, we struggle with obedience to the Word, where our obedience to the Word is not done in faith but out of legalism. We don’t do it from our heart, but we do it out of obligation. However, as Pastor Mac pointed out, if the Word is going to work for you, it has to come from our heart. There is a remedy that puts an end to legalistic obedience: once you understand the principle behind a particular mandate, obedience to the Word becomes exciting. Pastor Mac goes on to discuss the Principle of Connection.

A Faith-Building Weekend With Nancy Dufresne

What a weekend we had with guest minister Nancy Dufresne. She shared on the power of faith and reminded us that God and the Holy Spirit should always remain our focus. That means when we face difficulty, listening to the Holy Spirit, our guide on the inside, is the best thing that we can do. You can walk in faith toward your miracle!