Summary: This sermon looks at the necessity for faith in a church if it wants to be a healthy, growing church.
Capturing Faith in the Church!
Blonde Joke- lottery ticket
We can’t just sit and watch God work
Dwight Moody quote
Faith requires 2 things:
1. Vision- Pr. 29:18
Aim at where the church is going to be
Wayne Gretzky quote
Are we skating to where the church is going to be?
If we do, then we are following a vision and stepping out on faith
Visionaries v. Administrators
This stepping out on faith requires much prayer
What are you praying for?
Ja. 4:2; Jn. 14:13-14
Pieces of paper in pews
Write down vision, pray for it
Faith requires vision
It also requires...
"Doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared"
Eddie Rickenbacker, Bits & Pieces, 1993
Large swing ride at Branson
Pull the ripcord
W.G.B.C. p. 137
We must have a tendency to act
Our building campaign
Challenge to give until it’s done
Faith requires Vision and Courage
And the results of acting on faith are...
Enthusiasm, Prayer, Sacrifice, Harmony
Read Southeast story pgs 144-145
Let’s try something so big that if God isn’t in it, we will fail.
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