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Luke 17:5-10

Tap Into The Energy

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Luke 17:5-10
Tap Into The Energy

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: Balloons (Caution: Balloons are a choking hazard for small children.)

Have you ever watched a storm and observed lightening flash in the sky? We call that kind of storm an electrical storm.

Perhaps you have walked across a carpet on a cold winter day and when you touched a door handle you heard and felt a tiny zap. That experience is caused by static electricity. You can create static electricity by rubbing a balloon against your hair. See how the static electricity causes the balloon to stick to a wall? (Demonstrate)

Electricity is powerful and gives us many good things. Electricity gives us the power needed to operate our refrigerator, stove, furnace, air conditioner, radio, television, computer, and electric lights. But, to receive the power there is one requirement; we must turn on the switch.

When we think about faith, which is power given to us by God, we can liken it to electricity. The apostles asked the Lord to “increase our faith” (17:5). The Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, ‘Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you” (17:6).

Faith is powerful. But power is not something we can create ourselves. We must have faith that God will supply the power. It is like turning on a switch to receive the power of electricity. Our power comes from God.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2011, Richard Niell Donovan