The Power of His Word Mark 11:20-21 The Withered Fig Tree 20......In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21........Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!" : God spoke and the world was created. There is great power in the words of God! Jesus comes as God's presence among us. His words have great power. He speaks and the demons are cast out, the leprosy is healed, the storm is stilled ... and the fruitless are cursed and wither. What is the difference between fearing the words of Jesus and embracing them? The answer is in who we believe Jesus is and how much influence we let him have over our lives. Jesus' power to condemn is often forgotten in our desire to have a soft and winsome Savior to offer a hostile and lost world. However, the Cross -- the awful and hideous cost to God -- is not only a symbol of grace, but also a demand for decision. The voice we hear when Jesus speaks will be largely determined by what we do with his words in our lives today. Which voice of Jesus will you hear?