Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have real faith in GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show what real faith is. IV. TEXT: Mark 11:22-24 (Amplified Bible) And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
Do you have real faith in GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what real faith is.
Mark 11:22-24 (Amplified Bible)
And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
Real faith is practiced in prayer.
Faith in GOD
A. Author: Mark, the son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: About 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Primarily to Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Have faith in GOD
"And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]"
Colossians 2:12 (Amplified Bible)
[Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.
Because you can have faith in your own strength and abilities, in your own car, house and lot, and money except GOD. Some even trusts their money, not to mention some even loves money, to buy everything for them.
Matthew 6:24 (Amplified Bible)
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in).
1 Timothy 6:10 (Amplified Bible)
For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.
If we have to have faith, for faith's sake, put it in right perspective, put it in the right Person. - JESUS CHRIST
Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible)
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
Hebrews 11:6 (Amplified Bible)
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
B. Remember this faith is shown by a command
"Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him"
Proverbs 18:21 (Amplified Bible)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Matthew 12:37 (Amplified Bible)
For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.
We command things to come to existence like our FATHER GOD, if we want a successful and victorious life, then we command it, just say it by reminding ourselves that we are already so.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (Amplified Bible)
So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.
Romans 8:37 (Amplified Bible)
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
C. Whatever we ask in prayer - believe that you received it
"For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you"
Matthew 18:19 (Amplified Bible)
Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Matthew 21:22 (Amplified Bible)
And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.