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Jesus Died for You

Slide - Worth Dying For


Follow Me

Follow Me – A Call to Die. A Call to Live. What did Jesus really mean when He said, “Follow Me”.

Is is possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not be born again? Is it possible for people to claim they have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians?

Not only is it possible, but according to Pastor David Platt, it’s also highly probable.The author of the bestselling book Radical is convinced that many people in our churches today are misled as to what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Western culture has drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it isn’t even real anymore.

A call to die. A call to live. Have you answered that call?

Follow Me by David Platt


Why I Am a Christian


By Maya Angelou

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean livin”
I’m whispering ‘I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.’

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I’m not trying to be strong.
I ‘m professing that I’m weak and
need His strength to carry on.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed and
need God to clean my mess.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but,
God believes I am worth it.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches,
so I call upon His name.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow!


The Miracles of Jesus Christ

The Miracles of Jesus Christ

Nature Miracles

Matt Mark Luke John
1. Stilling the Storm 8:23 4:35 8:22
2. Feeding the 5000 14:13 6:30 9:10 6:1
3. Walking on the Water 14:25 6:48 6:19
4. Feeding the 4000 15:32 8:1
5. Temple Tax in the Fish’s Mouth 17:24
6. Withering the Fig Tree 21:18 11:12
7. Draught of Fish 5:1
8. Turning Water into Wine 2:1
9. Second Draught of Fish 21:1

Healing Miracles

Matt Mark Luke John

General Healings

1. Cleansing of a Leper 8:2 1:40 5:12
2. Healing a Centurion’s Servant 8:5 7:1
3. Healing Peter’s Mother-in-law 8:14 1:30 4:38
4. Healing the Sick at evening 8:16 1:32 4:40
5. Healing a paralytic 9:2 2:3 5:18
6. Healing the Hemorrhaging woman 9:20 5:25 8:43
7. Healing Two Blind Men 9:27
8. Healing a Man’s Withered Hand 12:9 3:1 6:6
9. Healing the Gentile Woman’s Daughter 15:21 7:24
10. Healing the Epileptic Boy 17:14 9:17 9:38
11. Healing a Blind Men 20:30 10:46 18:35
12. Healing a Deaf Mute 7:31
13. Healing a Blind Man at Bethsaida 8:22
14. Healing the Infirm, Bent Woman 13:11
15. Healing the Man with Dropsy 14:1
16. Cleansing the Ten Lepers 17:11
17. Restoring a Servant’s Ear 22:51
18. Healing the Nobleman’s Son (of fever) 4:46
19. Healing an Infirm Man at Bethesda 5:1
20. Healing the Man born blind 9:1


1. Raising the Ruler’s Daughter 9:18,23 5:22,35 8:40,49
2. Raising of a Widow’s Son at Nain 7:11
3. Raising of Lazarus 11:43

Casting out Demons

1. Demons entering a herd of swine 8:28 5:1 8:26
2. Curing a Demon-possessed Mute 9:32
3. Casting Out an Unclean Spirit 1:23 4:33
4. Curing a Demon-possessed,
Blind and Mute man
12:22 11:14

Miracles are a basis for faith in Christ.


John 14:11  “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.”

John 10:37,38 “Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”

 John 20:30,31 “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

The witness to miracles incurs accountability.
(The more you know, the more you will be held responsible for)

Matt 11:21,22 Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.


Are You Amazed?

cross clouds

Making Disciples – Follow Me

Today is Good Friday

An odd name for a day to commemorate and celebrate a death! The death of Jesus, the Christ, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, whipped and tortured and crucified – hung on a hill outside of Jerusalem on a Roman cross between two convicted thieves. And what for? For you, for me, for all mankind! The rest of the story on the third day…

Jesus on the cross


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