Natalee Matsekeza - Miracles are proof that Jesus’ power is working in our lives. Even in the seemingly small or irrelevant circumstances, Jesus can work through them.
Using a glow stick Matthew Dack talks about God in the small things and how they lead to big things.
We know that Jesus performed miracles in His day - we may have experienced them in our own lives, or the lives of those around us. But sometimes it seems as though miracles are for other people, maybe better people or more holy people. In the account of His first miracle in John 2:1 – 11, Jesus demonstrated that He does not always respond to a crisis in the way in which He is expected to respond. Sometimes we have to change our thinking, and our own responses, to enable us to recognise what He is doing and how He is responding – how do we do that?
Alison Green - Matthew 14:22-33 tells the story of Peter getting out of the boat – his familiar, comfortable, safe place. In response to Jesus’ voice Peter demonstrates great courage as he moves beyond his boat to experience water-walking; this exhilarating adventure deepens Peter’s faith and relationship with Jesus.
Perhaps you’re sitting in your familiar, comfortable, safe boat knowing that it is not God’s best for you. Is Jesus inviting you to move beyond to experience new adventures where your faith and character will grow and your relationship with Him will deepen? Will you come with Him?
Micheline Bindley - In the miracle of the healing of the man with the shrivelled hand, we see Jesus seeking out the man who was alone because of his disability despite opposition from the religious leaders. Then, as now, Jesus reaches out to us to heal all our brokenness be it physical mental or emotional..We are called to be kind to each other as God in turn shows the ultimate kindness through the work of his son on the cross.