MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

Wow… what a weekend! It’s Sunday afternoon and I am reflecting on all that God did during our four weekend services. All of our services were powerful and the 11am had a record attendance of 933. And I can’t believe I made it the whole weekend without coffee! I believe that may be the biggest miracle of all! If you haven’t heard about the 21 Days of Prayer Fasting go to our web site or check out marthafry.org.
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We are in a series called Miracles and this weekend our theme was The Miracle of Healing. At the end of each service we asked for those who would like to be prayed for to come to the front and one of our leaders would pray for them. You could sense the power of God… it was another level. (check out the podcast here) I can’t wait to hear all that God does in your life. We are praying for you big time. Do me a favor… if God does a miracle in your life or situation let us know about it. Just click comments and you can share your miracle with others.
By the way the tech team put together a powerful testimony video… you can check it out right here.

  • Gabriele Secrest

    Last night, my daughter Stephanie, came forward for a miracle prayer to make her back stop hurting following a serious car accident 1 week ago. She was hit in the driver’s door by a car illegally passing her while she was turning left into a driveway. She should not even be here today. Today she told me her back didn’t hurt at all, did not take any meds for the pain or muscle spasms. Thank you for all that you do and for consistently showing us that God does work and still performs miracles.

  • Duane

    Pastor
    It was indeed a powerful weekend. We were at the nine o’clock service and had the honor of praying for four different people. I’m eager to hear how many miracles God performs. The best is yet to come.

  • Bruce

    I agree this was one of the most powerful weekends I’ve ever seen at C3. Many great things are going to happen (and have already happened) because God worked through the message and worship to help people overcome pride and come up and ask for prayer. Praise God for what He’s done and what He’s going to do! (And thank you for hanging in there for four services without coffee!)

  • Andrew

    Pastor Matt,
    The rain this past week was a simple, but much needed miracle and an answer to my prayers.
    I have had lots of “small” miracles in my lifetime that I could not even begin to list them all.
    God is good/great all the time!
    Andrew

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Terri & I will be travelling to a wedding in Las Vegas for one week at the end of the month, and we decided to modify the “C3 Daniel’s Fast” to begin Sunday, September 9 and end Friday, September 28. We are avid runners and triathletes, and our bodies crave calories (especially mine) with all of our training! We have gotten creative with legal food (especially Terri), and we’ve made it a fun challenge, thinking of Jesus on the cross whenever we are weak. We have been steadfast with our fast, and we have grown CLOSER to God with this beautiful sacrificial offering! Thanks Matt & Martha

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Terri & I will be travelling to a wedding in Las Vegas for one week at the end of the month, and we decided to modify the “C3 Daniel’s Fast” to begin Sunday, September 9 and end Friday, September 28. We are avid runners and triathletes, and our bodies crave calories (especially mine) with all of our training! We have gotten creative with legal food (especially Terri), and we’ve made it a fun challenge, thinking of Jesus on the cross whenever we are weak. We have been steadfast with our fast, and we have grown CLOSER to God with this beautiful sacrificial offering! Thanks Matt & Martha

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Terri & I will be travelling to a wedding in Las Vegas for one week at the end of the month, and we decided to modify the “C3 Daniel’s Fast” to begin Sunday, September 9 and end Friday, September 28. We are avid runners and triathletes, and our bodies crave calories (especially mine) with all of our training! We have gotten creative with legal food (especially Terri), and we’ve made it a fun challenge, thinking of Jesus on the cross whenever we are weak. We have been steadfast with our fast, and we have grown CLOSER to God with this beautiful sacrificial offering! Thanks Matt & Martha

  • Dana

    Pastor Matt,
    This was an awesome miracle week-end, and we feel that so much was done this week-end for people in need. I have two of the most wonderful miracles that God could have given. After many struggles with miscarriages, God granted us two beautiful boys, and I praise Him every day for them. I know God grants us miracles, and the power of prayer is so awesome. My prayers were answered through the gifts of my husband, and then my boys. Thanks for this great message, and God Bless you during the fast. You are doing an outstanding job. You are killing me with the Starbucks pics though, ha ha. I will break the fast with a Venti Pumpkin Spice frap. That is the only thing that I am really missing right now. It is a great time for the fast, and thank you for being a great leader.
    Dana

  • Sarah Coates

    Pastor Matt,
    I eagerly share the miracle that God has performed in me recently. I am anxious to share this miracle and give God all the glory!
    Last January I was diagnosed with a disorder and the doctors told me I could not have children without fertility treatments. After much prayer, I never felt a peace about taking the treatments. At the First Wednesday in August I heard from the Lord again regarding the treatments, and He kept telling me to wait on Him. Then a gal sitting next to me confirmed what I already knew when she whispered to me, “I feel the Lord wants to tell you that He will give you the desires of your heart, you just have to wait on Him.” That night I read Lamentations 3:24 “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait upon Him.” I’ve clung to the hope in that verse.
    On Sept. 5th I found out that my husband and I are going to have a baby! I want to shout it from the rooftops that My God Does Do Miracles These Days! My Lord is the Great Physician! He gives life when man says there is no chance. I give ALL glory to Him, for there is no other explanation! Praise Jesus!!!
    Sarah C.

  • Rob and Karen

    A few years ago, God called us to adopt our daughter, Ellie, from China. He clearly showed me a little girl in a crib in an orphanage [most are in foster care]. Exactly one year to the day from when we said “yes” to His call, and after many miracles and answered prayers, we received Ellie’s biographical information. She was, in fact, in an orphanage, just like God showed us.
    Our lives have never been the same :)! We know He has big plans for her and can’t wait to see how life continues to unfold!

  • Charles Barden

    Pastor Matt:
    I just wanted to let you know of a true miracle that happened to me and my family of 5.
    I am in the mortgage business and as you may know times have been very hard especially since getting back into it recently after being on hiatus for a year. Recently, at the end of August we hit rock bottom. We had no money, no savings, no assets, nothing at all. We could not even get food stamps because I made to much money the month before for their program. Our rent was 45 days past due on our house. Since I am a Liberty University DLP student, I called their online ministry and spoke with Dr. Rob Jackson who then referred me to Mr. Newman from TRBC who proceeded to ask me if you still did not have any hair. They could do nothing since I am not a member of TRBC in Lynchburg however they advised that I could call you. I called and went to the appropriate procedure. Later, Dr. Jackson called me back to find out how I was doing and I told him that I was still waiting on my financial aid refund of $800. That was all I was going to get until October 22 which is when subterm D begins. Dr. Jackson and I prayed over the phone and spoke for quite some time trying to figure out what to do. As I said before, my rent was due and the rental co. was wanting it by Friday 9/7. On that Wednesday before, with no hope in sight, I got down on my knees and asked God for a miracle that my rent would be paid in full including the current month which was over $2400.00. It was a miracle because we were barely able to eat. So, Friday comes and I had received the $800 dollars from school thanks to Dr. Jackson pulling some strings. I paid some bills and got a few groceries. I woke up on Saturday morning and looked on my Liberty One account to see if there was anything that we could do on that weekend. When I looked on the account page it said that I had almost $3800 in my account. I immediately ran upstairs and woke my wife up and told her the good news. I hadn’t felt like that since I was 8 years old at Christmas time after Santa had come. I couldn’t beleive it and tears ran from my eyes so thankful for God and what He had done. I went to the rental office on the following Monday and gave them $2400 in cash to pay the back and current rent plus late fees and paid most of the other bills up; at least all that I could. Now, the mortgage business has not changed and the markets have gotten worse so now I am looking for other work in addition to what I am doing now. That money has run out but now I have full faith in God that He will always provide for us as He say’s in the Bible. We have no want because we are heirs to the King and He is abudant beyond measure. My cup truly runneth over.
    In Christ,
    Charles Barden

  • Scott Dolan

    hey matt: how are ya, i spoke to you today after service at the door just for a min on the way out.This is scott the motorcycle dude. I would just like to tell you that you guys are doing a fantastic job. Well you see i have somthing to share with you. I too have witnessed a true miracle, az i was groing up in new york my parents were always working and they were living under the same roof but not together so we never really went to church. Im catholic and in that, everything is so prim and propper, i guess thats the reason i never went and needless to say i never believed. But im here to tell you, somthing happened to me that has made me a believer in jesus. Its was about a year and a half ago, my mom way dealing with some bad health proplems. My brothers and i had sent my mom to the kushi institute in mass. This is a place that rejuvinates your body, She waz there for 1 week.Wen she came home slowley but surly all her symtoms of liver failure were dropping within 1 month. Well about 3 months later i recieved a phone call from my kid brother that my mom was in the hospital and not doing too well. So i went to florida the same afternoon and met my mom and brothers. Well it didnt look good, the doctors said they couldnt give her a liver transplant because she had a problem drinking. So wen the doctors came to me and told my brothers and i there was nothing they could do, my mom didnt want life support. We were prety well upset knowing we had to sit there and watch our mom die. Well we had her transferd to a local hospice in the town she lived in florida. There we sat and watched her fade away, Matt, theres nothing worse than watching your mom or dad pass in front of u, and theres nothing u can do about it but let her go. But i will remember the day it was mothers day last year. my mom and i were sitting in the courtyard she in her wheel chair and i on a bench it was a warm sunny mothers day morning. She had asked if i could help her fill out her card for her sister so i helped. After i finished, my mom told me that she was seeing all these sopts in front of her eyes and said she wanted to go inside. So i brought her into her room, and that night she went into a coma. Well as u could imagine things were kind of tough. Well 2 days went buy and that tues morning my youngest brother and i were in the room with my mom. Her sister and husband were at the foot of the bed. Matt, somthing happened and i was in ore, my brother was on 1 side of the bed and i the other with our arms behind my mom and our other arms were holding her hands. MY mom was such a good person, with such a beautyfull heart, and always wanted the best for everyone. Even though she had a tough life, she was always there for everyone no matter what. Well it was about 10:45 am and i was watching my mom breath slower and slower as she faded away, you could see her take her last breath,and at that very moment, i looked in front my mom and there i saw a pair of open hands with these beams of light and and 2 white sleves in like a small cloud. It was about 3 feet over her bed and 4 feet directly in front of her. Matt i saw them for about 3 seconds,i was in ore then they were gone. Ya no matt, i still and will always have tears for my mom, but after seeing that and knowing shes in a devine place, thell be tears of happiness knowing that maby 1 day ill be together with her again. I just recently had a tattoo of an irish stone celtic cross put over my heart. With the words ” Till We Meet Again ” over the top of the cross and underneath the cross the scripture ” Philippians 4:13 . Matt, i would just like to tell u that this miracle has made me a true believer in the lord, and he really does exist, Ive seen him. Thank you for helping me through these difficult times. I am now a regular atendee of C3church and will always be thankfull to all of u for giving me hope to carry on be strong and maby just maby ill be with her again someday. Matt please pass this on to all your family and friends at C3 and let them know that jesus is always there and he really is ” Real ”
    thank you so much for all you do. you guys are awsome !
    Keeping the faith
    your new member and good friend
    “Scott”