Force Multiplier – The Gospel of Permission

Pastor Jason Warman

November 12, 2023

Mark 10:13-16 (ESV)  //  “And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”

  • The Gospel of Permission
  • We aren’t guaranteed outcomes, but we are guaranteed access

Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)  //  “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

  • Permission should inspire persistence
  • Permission is potential that shouldn’t be wasted

1 Chronicles 4:10 (ESV)  //  “Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!" And God granted what he asked.”

  • God is able, God is willing

Luke 5:12-13 (ESV)  //  “While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him.”

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NLT)  //  “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.”