Moving Mountains
January 2021

He said to them, Because of your little faith. For, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. 
From where does my help come? 
My help comes from the Lord, 
who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2  

There have been many people throughout history who have been dreamers.  People like Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King and Henry Ford.  These people have pushed the boundaries of what was possible or right and created a world full of hope, drive and freedom. However, as a people, we often find that many of us are not dreamers in the same way.   

When we are asked what we dream about, we find that our ideas and approaches are far less audacious and powerful.  Many believers find themselves focusing so much on the day-to-day things of their life, that looking towards the future or towards something bigger often isn’t even a possibility.  Particularly, when we are faced with obstacles to our faith and our mission, we find we often spend more time focusing on the mountain than focusing on the one who can move mountains.   

In this series, we will explore the idea that God wants to move mountains and He most wants to use us to help make that happen.  We will focus on the idea that God wants to move things through us not for us. Jesus dealt with this in his time as his own disciples didn’t have enough faith to do the things that Jesus told them and equipped them to do. We are often the same.  God will equip us for mission, and we need to have the faith to believe that through His strength, we can do everything he asks of us.   

This series will also discuss the things that God calls for in my life versus the things that I/we want to see done in our:  

  1. Personal lives (me) 
  2. Church (we) 
  3. God’s Kingdom