Do miracles still happen?

Miracles are everywhere in the Bible: The world is created out of nothing, water is turned into wine, and dead people come back to life.

But there’s a lot of skepticism, and I get that. David Friedrich Strauss once speculated that Jesus must have been walking close to shore so it only appeared like he walked on water. For a long time I was very skeptical about all that stuff too.

A lot of us speculate that some miracles may have happened in the past—like the world being created or the resurrection of Christ. But because we don’t see that kind of thing on a daily basis, we doubt it still happens.

So on Sunday I’m starting a new teaching series at my church called “Miracles.” Over four weeks I’ll explore the possibility of miracles, how they happen, what the scientific research says, when miracles don’t happen, and the life-changing difference it all makes. As a part of it, on September 9th I’ll be interviewing a dear friend of mine, Will Han, who has truly experienced some mind-blowing things!

Let’s just say that I’ve come to the firm conclusion that God continues to make exceptional things happen in his world. And friends, let me assure you of this: Just because miracles don’t always happen, that doesn’t mean they don’t sometimes happen. 

There’s a beautiful word of praise in Ephesians 3:20: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” So I’d like you to imagine living your life with a God who is able and willing to do incredible things.

How differently would you live as a result?

By Matthew Ruttan

  • To learn more about the Miracles series click here. This Sunday at Westminster is also our Welcome Service & Free BBQ! If you’re close by, you’re invited! Here’s our webpage about it.
  • “Up!” is published 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) and returns on September 10th.

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