Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM EST.
A point of contact could be the prayer of faith…the laying on of hands…an act of faith that causes you to move outside your comfort zone, Holy Communion…a prayer cloth or anything that requires a step of faith toward the previously unknown.
First, taking a step of faith outside your comfort zone.
Genesis 12:1-3 AMPC
“Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].”
Genesis 12:2 TLB
“If you do, I will cause you to become the father of a great nation; I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to many others.”
Second, taking a risk is a step of faith outside your comfort zone.
Joshua 6:10 NLT
“Do not shout; do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!”
Hebrews 11:30 NLT
“It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.”
Third, giving what you think you can’t afford to give. . .is a step of faith. . .a point of contact … if God says to give it.
2 Kings 17:12 KJV
“And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
2 Kings 17:9 KJV
“Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”
1 Kings 17:14 NLT
“. . .There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!”
Fourth, by faith doing what others wouldn’t do. . .is a point of contact.
1 Samuel 17:40 CEV
“David took off the armor and picked up his shepherd's stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath.”
1 Samuel 17:40 KJV
“And he took. . .five smooth stones of the brook…”
Ephesians 5:26 KJV
“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.”
1 Samuel 17:49 KJV
“Then David reached into his bag, took out a stone, hurled it from his sling, and struck the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank into Goliath’s forehead, and he fell to the ground on his face.”
Fifth, starting with what you’ve got where you’re at. . .is a step of faith. . .it’s a point of contact.
Matthew 14:15 KJV
“This is a desert place, and the time is now past. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.”
John 5:8-9 NLT
8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"
John 5:10-11 NLT
10Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
John 5:12-13 NLT
12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.”
Sixth, prayer cloths are a powerful point of contact
Acts 19:11-12 AMPC
“And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,
“So that handkerchiefs or towels or aprons which had touched his skin were carried away and put upon the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.”
Seventh, your hands can be a powerful point of contact.
When God looks at your hands, He sees unlimited potential for blessings, miracles, and prosperity. We have that authority as believers!
Mark 16:18 in the King James Version says in part.
“. . .They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
John 3:35 KJV
“The Father loved the son and placed everything in his hands.”
John 14:12 KJV
“He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Deuteronomy 16:15 KJV
“The Lord. . .shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands.”