2nd Corinthians 5:7
Topic- Why is it important to have faith in God.
Your theme for tonight is “We have come this far by faith, trusting, and leaning on the Lord.” And through it all through joy and pain, through sunshine and rain, it was God who brought us(you) through. God has never nor will He ever failed anyone who put their trust in Him for Romans 10:11 says, “Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
In Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In a nutshell, faith is believing and trusting God at his Word without any questions or doubts.
In Mark 11:22-23 it says, “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosever shall say unto this mountain, “Be thou removed and be cast into the sea”’ and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith, shall come to pass, and shall have whatsoever he saith.”
In Hebrews 10:38 says, “The just shall live by faith, but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” It is a blessing and important that we as Christians to live and walk by faith because in Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God; for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
In Psalm 53, it says that “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” The reson why the fool has said in his heart that there is no God is because there hearts are hard, and will not believe that there is a God unless the see God with their naked eyes. But in John 20:27 says, “Blessed are they that have not seen, but yet believe.
Now why is it important to have faith in God?
1.It is by faith that we are saved by the grace of God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are you saved through faith, and not that of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Acts 16:31 says, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved.”
2.It through faith in God that we overcome the world.
I John 5:4-5 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.
3.When we pray to God we must pray in faith.
James 1: 5-8 says, “if any f you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wravering. For he that wavereth. For he that wavereth(doubts) is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord. A doubleminded man is unstable in all his ways,
Matthew 21:23 says, “And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believeing, ye shall receive.”