A-1 - Encouraged by What You Read?
Comebacks are God’s specialty. He loves turning around impossible circumstances. Joseph was taken from prison to the palace, and Christ was taken from the grave to resurrected glory. Our God relishes the chance to make the impossible possible.
 
Our God relishes the chance to make the impossible possible.
 
Consider the story of Jesus teaching at the beach. He climbed into a boat belonging to Peter, pushed it out from the land and began to teach the people (Luke 5:1-3). But afterward, Jesus said to Peter, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch” (verse 4).
 
What follows demonstrates how unconventional our Lord can be! The fisherman had caught nothing all day, and while Jesus was a good teacher, what did He really know about fishing? But they did as He instructed and were surprised to find the catch of a lifetime in their nets.
 
In order to receive Christ’s blessing, we too will have to embrace the unusual.
 
So many of us want to experience the same thrill; we want Jesus to fill our own empty nets with a mighty bounty. In order to receive Christ’s blessing, we too will have to embrace the unusual. God does things differently because He wants to show us who He is, who we are in Him, what our purpose is and most importantly, how to follow Him.
 
If we’re willing to do things differently and follow Him no matter what, we can experience a real comeback in our lives.
 
But we also must remember, God blesses us so we can serve Him more, not less.
 
But we also must remember, God blesses us so we can serve Him more, not less. He doesn’t desire to bless you so you will have less time to pray. He wants to bless you so you will have more time for Him and know the power of prayer. He wants you to realize that when you obey His Word and your comeback occurs, you need to spend all the more time in Scripture. God blesses us with comebacks in our lives so we can follow Him more.
 
 

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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