Walking by Faith Saturday Service 22 Jun 2013

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Walking by Faith Saturday Service 22 Jun 2013

Walking by Faith Saturday Service 22 Jun 2013

Faith vs Sight “For we walk by faith, not by sight. ” 2 Cor

Faith vs Sight “For we walk by faith, not by sight. ” 2 Cor 5: 7 (NKJ) “ … with God all things are possible. ” Mt 19: 26 (NKJ) “ … all things are possible to him who believes. ” Mk 9: 23 (NKJ) “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. ” Jn 20: 29 (NKJ) “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? ” Jn 11: 40 (NKJ)

Journey of Faith �Influence of friends, relatives and strangers �Mission school exposure �Child-like faith

Journey of Faith �Influence of friends, relatives and strangers �Mission school exposure �Child-like faith �Tests of life: Time, Trial/Temptation Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Pr 3: 5 -6 (NIV)

Test of Time Then the word of the LORD came to him: ‘This man

Test of Time Then the word of the LORD came to him: ‘This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir. ’ Gen 15: 4 (NIV) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her. ” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. Gen 16: 1 -4 (NIV)

Test of Trial/Tribulation � Health, Possessions, Relationships By faith Abraham, when he was tested,

Test of Trial/Tribulation � Health, Possessions, Relationships By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called, ” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. Heb 11: 17 -19 (NKJ) “Just the very act of letting go of money or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon god. ” Richard Foster

Growing into Christ-likeness The Law of the Ladder: Character growth determines the height of

Growing into Christ-likeness The Law of the Ladder: Character growth determines the height of your personal growth. John Maxwell Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. 1 Cor 11: 1 (NKJ) You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. 2 Cor 3: 2 -3 (NKJ)

Faith Strengtheners “ … faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of

Faith Strengtheners “ … faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ” Rom 10: 17 (NKJ) “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. . . ” Jude 1: 20 (NKJ)

“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. . ” Is

“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. . ” Is 45: 2 (NKJ) Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth. ” Is 40: 4 (NKJ)