The Grave Robber


Mark Batterson
Catalyst PreLab, 10/01/14

When was the last time you prayed and asked God to keep us in orbit? We didn’t because we already trust God for the big miracles. Now, if we’d just trust him with the small miracles?

We all want a miracle, we just don’t want to be in a situation that requires one.

What promise in the Bible have you stopped claiming? You read your own abridged version of the Bible. Your end up with a Jesus who is wise, but weak. When you remove the miracle working power of Jesus, you cut Him off at the knees.

“How much happier you would be, how much more of you there would be, if the hammer of a higher God could smash your small cosmos, scattering the stars like spangles, and leave you in the open, free like other men to look up as well as down!” G.K Chesterton

Don’t seek miracles, follow Jesus. And if you follow Jesus long enough, you’ll see miracles.

Never put a comma where God puts a period. Never put a period where God puts a comma.

God cannot bring back to life something that has not died.

If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.

“Sometimes it looks like God is missing the mark because we are too short-sighted to see what He’s aiming for.” Oswald Chambers

John 11: Story of Lazarus (Sermon Link:

“I believe in long obedience in the same direction.”

“Stand still. Do not panic and you will see the deliverance of The Lord.”

There will come a moment in leadership where you have to be willing to look foolish. It was these moments in scripture that were defining moments for those God was directing.

Like Lazarus, there is a moment when Christ says to us, “come out!” He raises dreams, and relationships.

Jesus is Jesus. He’s not just the Winemaker or the Water Walker, He’s the Grave Robber!

Jesus said “I will building my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” God has good works prepared for us to do.

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