Do we believe in miracles?

Posted: July 20, 2015 by efenster in Ideas
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IMAG0471Do you believe in miracles?  I’m reading a book, entitled Reclaiming the Great Commission, by Bishop Claude Payne and Hamilton Beazley, about an Episcopalian judicatory in Texas that revitalized.  One of its foundational values is a belief in miracles, that God is still in the miracle business.

The past two weeks, Time to Revive has been conducting a city-wide evangelization effort in Fort Wayne, with lively celebration and worship each evening.  This interfaith movement has as one of its foundational values a belief in miracles.  The worship service I attended included testimonies from that day’s evangelistic efforts.  These testimonies included a youth who healed a man’s knee pain, and a man who was in a dumpster when a Revive team found him.  Both witnessed to miraculous transformation as a result of Jesus Christ.

The miraculous even touched a family in the church I attend in Fort Wayne.  One of our members had been praying for 40 years that his brother and sister-in-law would accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, and–as a result of a Revive team–they did this past Saturday.  Praise God!

So why don’t we experience miracles as often as we might?  For me, I think it’s because I’m not really expecting them, expecting them as much as the Texas judicatory and Time to Revive folk do.  What about you?

— Ed Fenstermacher, Associate Director for Church Development

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