Help is on the Way (7/8)

It’s Tuesday again, so you know what that means: my notes from church are up on the blog!

This week’s experience began with singing “Grateful” by Elevation Worship, and then continued with singing “Let Go” Hillsong Young and Free. There was a break for a baptism and then worship continued with one of my personal all-time favorite songs, “Here As In Heaven” by Elevation Worship, and “Here Again” (not yet officially released on YouTube).

From there, we went into the message, which was brought this week by Chad Hampton of the Lake Norman campus.

My notes read:

A Nobleman’s Son Healed

46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”

49 The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”

50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

  • Our posture of struggle can be flipped to a posture of surrender; what is the purpose of my posture?
  • Our question needs to shift from a ‘what’ to a ‘who’.
  • God wants to get His resources to you through the relationships He’s placed around you; that’s why He’s positioned you in a place like this today.
  • Capernaum = comfort…we have to step out of comfort.
  • If I stay in the comfort of my gifts, I limit the power of God’s grace for me.
  • We’ve got to step out of our gifts into God’s grace; gifts say “Just do it”; grace says “Let Me do it”.
  • Courage over clarity.
  • Clarity/certainty is the opposite of faith.
  • You don’t need clarity, you need courage…you need confidence to step out of what’s comfortable and known and step into His grace.
  • Help requires humility.
  • God’s not concerned about putting on a show; He’s concerned about strengthening your faith.
  • We have a God of timing, not of time-lines.
  • In verse 50, the man took The Word at His word.  His word is better than our ways.
  • The fact that the devil is talking to you is proof that He’s terrified of the Word in your life.
  • He had to walk in the Word instead of in the ‘when’; sometimes we’re waiting on God to move when it’s His word that is moving.
  • Isaiah 40:31:

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

  • Wait ON, not FOR…don’t be inactive, instead, be active and serve.
  • We’re not waiting for a word, we’re waiting on it.
  • Psalm 27:1:

“The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”

  • God didn’t call you to be successful; He called you to be courageous.
  • God told him to go so his faith could grow.
  • The word God spoke went into effect the moment He said it–the kid was healed–regardless of the fact that the dad walked to meet it later.
  • God wants to take us from a position to a purpose.

The message concluded with a call to salvation and tied in the story of the prodigal son from Luke 15:20, then we sang “Here Again” and closed out!

You can watch the message for yourself here:



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