Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:21-22
A. Jesus told His disciples that faith would empower them to move mountains, that is, to do what seemed to everyone impossible.
B. We all have mountains in our lives that get in the way of spiritual growth, and faith is the only way we can move them.
I. Moving mountains first requires a purpose.
A. John had a clear mission when he set out to fill every valley and bring down every mountain (Luke 3:4-5).
B. If we approach such a task without a clear sense of purpose, we will give up quickly (cf. Galatians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:57-58).
II. Moving mountains requires a plan.
A. To perform such a task you need resources such as people (Matthew 9:37-38) and the appropriate tools (21:20).
B. We also have to determine how we intend to move the mountain (21:20; Luke 3:5).
III. Moving mountains also requires patience.
A. Mountain moving is a very tedious process, especially when we encounter unexpected problems (Romans 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:15-16).
B. There are times when we become discouraged and feel like giving up (Acts 18:9-10).
C. Moving mountains isn’t going to happen overnight, but if we will be patient, we will reap eternal rewards in the end.
A. With the Lord’s help, there is nothing worthwhile that we cannot accomplish (Philippians 4:13; Matthew 19:26).
B. With faith, prayer, effort, and, above all, the Lord’s help, you can move the mountains in your life.