Jesus' Mighty Power


Sunday (3/3), gather with your church family as we turn our attention to Matthew’s Gospel (17:14-21). Jesus had chosen Peter, James, and John to go with Him to the top of Mount Hermon. When they arrived, Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus, and the three disciples heard them discussing Jesus’ imminent death (Luke 9:37).

Everything Peter, James, and John saw and heard would stay with them forever. Their hearts were racing, their adrenaline pumping, and their minds reeling. What should they do next? Who should they tell? These questions were answered when Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead” (17:9).

When they left the mountain and began the climb down, they arrived and immediately met with a seemingly impossible situation. A Father had come to the nine disciples who had not gone with Jesus regarding his son, who was being tormented severely by a demon.

The situation worsened for the desperate Father because his son remained in torment no matter what the disciples said or did. So, when he saw Jesus, he immediately ran and fell on his face, begging Jesus to do something.

Jesus called for the boy to come to Him, rebuked the demon, and healed him. He then turned to His disciples and the multitude and scolded them for their ineptitude.

Their problem was not a lack of power or authority. Instead, it was their ignorance in knowing how to access and use properly what Jesus had given.

Jesus, being Jesus, after chastising the disciples, offered a solution so that they would know exactly what to do when another need arose. The solution? The answer to handling difficult circumstances comes from a time of fasting and praying.

During that time of intimate fellowship, Jesus, by His Spirit and through His Word, imparts His knowledge and wisdom on what to do when the enemy comes in like a flood.

I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.

There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube: Calvary Inverness); (website:

In His Strong Love,

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