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Sermon Notes

 

November 10, 2013 : THE ENCOURAGER OF THE FAITH

 

Dr.  Burnie R.  Burnside

 

John 4:43-54

 

Tom Landry said, “My job as a coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve what they really want to achieve.” Jesus was that kind of encourager.

 

An Unusual Request Gets an Unusual Response (vv. 47-48).

 

Jesus' words were going to lift the father to a new level of faith.

 

This hunger for the miraculous can often hinder rather than help our faith.

 

Jesus' words reveal the weakness of the people’s faith.

 

Jesus' words were meant to stop the miracle-mongering.

 

Discovering an Unusual Faith (vv. 49-50).

 

Jesus' answer gave no sign - only His word.

 

Faith is not what you feel but what you do!

 

Faith is the will to act in a positive, proactive way despite your uncertain feelings.

 

Faith enables us to see the unseen.

 

An Unusual Result (vv. 51-53).

 

This was not a man who got what he wanted out of Christ and then went away to forget.

 

Having believed he professed faith in Jesus.

 

 

 

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