StoneBridge Community Church
Truly Natural: "Help My Unbelief"
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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"Truly Natural"

The title for this sermon series comes from a quote by theologian Jurgen Moltmann:

"Jesus’ healings are not supernatural miracles in a natural world. They are the only truly ‘natural’ thing in a world that is unnatural, demonized and wounded.”

We often think of Jesus' healings as "defying nature," but the truth is that they show us how the world was intended to be. God created the world to be free of illness, disease and injury. In the fall, humans made creation unnatural, corrupting it with sin. In his healings, Jesus gives a glimpse of what the natural order, as God intended it, was made to look like.

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is presented primarily as a healer. In this sermon series, we will be looking at Jesus' healings in Mark, seeing how these healings show us what God intends for creation and for our lives.

The Text In Context

"Out of the honesty of (the father's) weakness, he cast himself on the Lord... That kind of faith is small, but it is like a grain of mustard seed -- it is able to..." The first half of this commentary sets up the context for this weekend's Bible text. The second half of this commentary directly addresses today's Bible text. To read more, click link.

I. What is spiritual health?

II. The Boy

III. His Father

IV. Despair is bad

V. Hope

VI. "Help my unbelief"

1) Pray that Jesus would help your unbelief.

2) Pray that Jesus would help the unbelief of others.

1) How would you define "spiritual health?"

2) Can you think of a someone who you think is "spiritually healthy?" Who are they? What makes them seem spiritually healthy to you?

3) What do you think the Bible means when it says "unclean spirit?"

4) What do you have hope in?

5) How does hope make us "spiritually healthy?"

6) How can we help people who have lost hope?

7) How can we best share the hope we have in Jesus' resurrection?

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