Skye Burcham 04th Jan 2015 (Ezekiel 37:1-13)

Skye Burcham, January 4, 2015
Part of the Visitor Speaker series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

"Can these bones live"?
Introduction: New Year's Resolution. Something that you throw out into the air, but never do it. Happy for 2014 to be over and 2015 to begin.
Eze 37:1-3. Valley of dry bones. The question today: can these bones live? Dried up hopes.
Tip of the iceberg personal testimony.
Rev 1:18 "I am the living one. I was dead, but I am alive forever". No other religious leader claims they were dead, but now alive and hold the keys to death and hades. Logic tells you one thing, but God trancends your logic. God's version of "over" is different to ours! It's not over until God says "it's over". We don't serve a "some day" kind of God. If your sitting here and feel that your life is shattered and your dreams are broken, discover God's view.
vs 4. I will make breath enter you and come to to life. The bones came together - bone to bone. If your life this morning seems like hopes and dreams - God can put these together. Sometimes we've tried so hard, hoped so hard, prayed so hard, but God hasn't come to the party, nothing left to give. That's when we need to call for backup, connection, someone who will walk with you and back you up.
Story about backup.
Matthew 18:19-20. One man can chase 1000, two men can chase 10,000.
vs 9. Prophesy to the breath ... They stood up on their feet, a vast army. What do you see when you look at your life? What does God see? God doesn't see what is, but what can be. God saw a vast army, not dry bones.
vs 11. These bones are the people of Israel ... going to open graves and bring them up from them, put my Spirit in you and you will live.

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