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Keys to a Miracle

“KEYS TO A MIRACLE”

INTRO: Do you need a miracle in any area of your life? Have you exhausted your resources? Is there nowhere else to turn? If so, you’re a prime candidate for a miracle!

This morning we’re going to look at three miracles that happened in the Bible and discover the keys that led to the miracles: The Need, Word, Seed & Deed for a Miracle!

I. THE MIRACLE OF THE MULTIPLYING OIL & FLOUR (1Kings 17:8-16).

  1. A Need for a Miracle – draught (vv. 1-7).
    1. Obeying God doesn’t guarantee that life will be easy.
    2. Sometimes what works in one season doesn’t work in another season.
    3. God wants to keep us dependent on Him.
  2. A Word for a Miracle – a Word from God (vv. 8-9).
  3. A Deed for a Miracle – our part, which usually stretches us and tests our faith (vv. 10-11).
  4. A Seed for a Miracle – God often uses what we have as a seed to produce what we don’t have (vv. 12-16).
  5. The widow went through a similar progression – a Need, Word, Deed & Seed for a Miracle.

II. THE MIRACLE OF THE MULTIPLYING OIL (2Kings 4:1-7).

  1. A Need for a Miracle – in serious debt (v. 1).
  2. A Seed for a Miracle – a jar of oil (v. 2).
    1. What’s in your house?
    2. Focus on the seed, not the need.
  3. A Word for a Miracle – a word from God (vv. 3-4).
  4. A Deed for a Miracle – her part (vv. 5-7).

III. THE MIRACLE OF THE MULTIPLYING FISH & LOAVES (Mark 6:32-44).

  1. A Need for a Miracle – no food in the dessert.
  2. A Seed for a Miracle – five loaves and two fish.
  3. A Word for a Miracle – a word from God.
  4. A Deed for a Miracle – our part.

CONCLUSION: Do you need a miracle? What’s in your hand? What’s your Seed, Word & Deed for a Miracle?