Help My Unbelief: Mark 9:14-29 (10-1-17)

Two great, powerful stories

In both, victory was snatched out of the hands of defeat

Mark 9:14-29

A father has brought his son, and his son is in trouble

Satan hates you

the Disciples fail

Nevertheless, he used the experience to teach these men what they already should have learned

Father asks if Jesus can do anything

Jesus says all things are possible for one who believes

“I believe; help my unbelief!”

“But Jesus…”

he raises us up to new life

However, focus was the reason for the disciples’ failure: lack of prayer

1.  Jesus snatches victory out of defeat

The cross is the ultimate example of this

2. Faith is our power, and faith grows through spiritual discipline

Prayer, fasting, Scripture reading