Our text for the morning sermon is Matthew 17:14-21
When Jesus came down from the mountain, he was immediately confronted with the failure of the disciples to do what he had given them the power to do (i.e., cast out a demon). Here Jesus seems to be most frustrated in his ministry. But Jesus brings healing and explains the need for the disciples to exercise their faith. We will consider the nature of saving faith and how the resurrection of Christ makes all the difference in our spiritual warfare.
We will consider these four points:
1. The spiritual struggle for the disciples.
2. Jesus’ powerful ministry.
3. The lesson of faith for the disciples.
4. Encouragement for our faith today.