Message From Matt | March 2, 2018

As a kid I grew up watching cartoons that often times would revolve around people that would have super human abilities!  These people, most of them from “outer space”, would have powers to help them fly, run super

fast, shoot lasers from their eyes, or that gave them super human strength.  As a kid, I would imagine having one or more of these powers and often times play acted as if I did.  Superman was one of my favorites because he could do it all, and most of the time, I imagined myself as him.  

Did you ever do that?  I assume that most of us around my age and younger did, and in fact, I still remember a family member that would run around with a cape (trash bag) on his back thinking that he was Superman.  One day, with his trash bag cape on, he decided to jump off a neighbor’s porch that was on top of a hill thinking that he could fly.   After landing on the ground some 10-12 feet below, he seemed more stunned that he couldn’t fly rather than realizing how much pain he was in!  What happened was that he play acted the part so many times that he was convinced that he had the super power of flying  – he was wrong!!

Our culture’s thirst for super humans is as popular as it ever has been.  There seems to be a new super hero movie come out every month and usually the movies draw millions of fans spending hundreds of millions of dollars to watch!  The Avengers, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and many other movies are always a hit!  Why?  Because most people range from a slight desire to a fascination about the thought of having super human powers!  We love seeing what a person can do that has this type of power! 

Spiritual Super Power!

For Christians, we already know that there is a power inside of us that is greater than what any fake superhero can possess, but the question that I have is, do we rely on God’s power or are we trying to go about life on our own power? Only you can answer that question for yourself, but let me just remind you about some things God says about His power that can work through you:

When you’re “weak”, God gives us grace:

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

God is in you and can do more than you ask or think:

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” – Ephesians 3:20

We are kept by the power of God through faith:

“Who (believers) are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”  – 1 Peter 1:5

  • you might feel weak, but through God’s power you are strong in His might!
  • you might think that your troubles are too big to be fixed!  Remember that God can do more than you ask or think, so talk with God about it and believe in Him!
  • you might feel that your sins are greater than God’s grace and mercy!  Remember it is the power of God (and His will) that you are “kept” by God! 

There are so many other things that God says that we have access to through His power!  Let’s look forward to Sunday morning as we search the Scriptures about the power of God!


Remember to witness to your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.  Ask God to give you opportunities to share the gospel.  This Sunday we will have “Who’s My One?” cards to give out as well as Easter and Eggstravaganza cards for you to use to invite them to church!

See you Sunday!
Matt Roller