Is Isn’t 3: Faith Is Faith Isn’t

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Faith is Faith Isn’t.

It’s important to know what is and what isn’t so that you know what you have. The Bible says faith is “assurance of what we do not see,” but is faith invisible? Is faith silly? Is faith a struggle? If we understood what faith is and isn’t we might realize we already have faith. Where is your faith?

 

 

Is Isn’t 3: Faith is Faith Isn’t

Sermon notes by Pastor Marshal Blessing

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Important to know what is and what isn’t so you know what you have

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Pregnancy

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Faith is already within you

Everyone has faith

Romans 12:3  …the measure of faith God has given you.

So what is faith? – Trust in, confidence

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Everyone has faith in something.  Floor, gravity, Big Bang

In New Testament “faith” refers to faith in Christ

This is most real thing you can have faith in.  “In Him all things hold together.” Col 1:17

Jesus asks His disciples “Where is your faith?”

Faith is a struggle

Faith isn’t silly

1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.
They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

Everyone has faith in something

The world tries to tell you that faith in Jesus is silly

Faith isn’t having all the answers

Faith doesn’t mean you have complete understanding

We need to be able to “give an answer for our hope.” 1 Peter 3:15

But we will never completely understand God, we can still have faith in Him.

                1 Timothy 6:12a “Fight the good fight of faith”

Faith isn’t a preference – “I think I’ll believe this today.”

Faith isn’t just mental ascent.

Faith moves you, even when you don’t want to be moved. – Hebrews 11 list

Faith isn’t invisible

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Jesus looked upon their faith.

Faith is active

                Faith is a living thing.  “Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26

A shark has to keep moving to stay alive.  Faith has to remain active to stay alive.

Faith isn’t just a mental activity

Faith isn’t a checklist/ a get out of jail free card

                Faith isn’t a list of rules

                “Brother if you just have faith…”

Faith doesn’t guarantee a problem free life

John 16:33 “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Faith is Powerful

                If you had faith the size of mustard seed…

Faith is essential

                Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to
Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

 

We do three things.  About to talk to God.  Faith is active.  Faith doesn’t mean you have all the answers.  God rewards those who earnestly seek Him.  Faith is powerful.  Where is your faith?

 

Author: Pastor Chris Fluitt

Chris Fluitt serves as Lead Pastor at Redemption Church. He is husband to Sarah, and Daddy to Will, Hudson & Joshua.

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