A Father’s Honest Faith

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Sermon Notes

A Father’s Honest Faith – Mark 9:14-27 

Immediately after the Transfiguration, Jesus came down the mountain and encountered a father seeking help for his son who suffered from dangerous and debilitating seizures caused by an evil spirit.  We learn some valuable lessons from this un-named parent.

  • In the midst of fear, sorrow and confusion, he came to Jesus.
  • He came expectantly, though guardedly.
  • He came boldly, though humbly.

The father’s response to Jesus is one we all can learn from:  “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.”  It is an honest confession of spiritual weakness and imperfect faith—one which opens our lives to the power of God.