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Sermon Notes

 

November 17, 2013 : BUILDING A LIFE OF FAITH

 

Dr.  Burnie R.  Burnside

 

Hebrews 11:6

 

"Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."

 

FAITH IS ...

 

 

1.   FIRST BELIEVING  WHEN I DON'T SEE IT.

 

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."  Heb. 11:1 (NIV)

 

 

2.   OBEYING WHEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

 

"It was by faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood.  He obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before." Heb. 11:7 (NLT)

 

"It was faith that made Abraham obey when God called him and go out to a country God had promised to him.  He left his own country without knowing where he was going." Heb. 11:8 (GN)

 

 

3.   GIVING WHEN I DON'T HAVE IT.

 

"It was faith that made Abel's offering to God a better sacrifice than Cain's.  Through his faith... God approved of his giving."  Heb. 11:4 (GN)

 

"Because of their great joy... They gave even more than they could afford."  2 Cor. 8:2-3 (ICB)

 

"Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, but whoever sows generously will reap generously... And God will generously provide all you need.  Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." 2 Cor. 9:6+8 (NIV/NLT)

 

 

4.   PERSISTING  WHEN I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT.

 

"It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the King's anger.  He held to his purpose like a man who could see the invisible."  Heb. 11:27 (JB)

 

 

5.   THANKING GOD BEFORE I RECEIVE IT.

 

"By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days."  Heb. 11:30 (NIV)

 

"When you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it and you will be given what you ask for." Mark 11:24 (GN)

 

 

6.   TRUSTING  IF I DON'T GET IT.

 

"They were all commended for their faith yet none of them received what had been promised.  God had planned something better..." Heb. 11:39-40 (NIV)

 

 

HOW GOD BUILDS MY FAITH:

 

"Faith comes from hearing the Word of God..." Rom. 10:17 (NIV)

 

"These trials are only to test your faith... and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold... it will bring you much praise and honor on the day of his return."  1 Peter 1:7 (LB)

 

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