Summary: This sermon looks at the necessity for faith in a church if it wants to be a healthy, growing church.

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Capturing Faith in the Church!

Blonde Joke- lottery ticket

Heb. 11:6

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...

2. Courage

"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

Mt. 14:22-31

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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