Summary: Put you're trust in Him
—FAITH IN HIM—
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
This week we are going to be talking about faith
There has been a few songs written about faith
Who can name a few?
Faith - George Michael
Blind Faith - Chase & Status
Ever Had a Little Faith? - Belle & Sebastian
Factory of Faith - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Faith - George Michael
Faith - Jordin Sparks? Faith - Alejandro Escovedo
Faith - Stevie Wonder
Faith & Grace - Lucinda Williams
Faith (When I Let You Down) - Taking Back Sunday
Faith Healer - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Faith in Love - Air Supply
I read a story about a man who had a conversation with a circus trapeze artist.
The performer admitted the net underneath was there to keep them from breaking their necks,
but added, "The net also keeps us from falling.
He said try to Imagine there is no net.
We would be so nervous that we would be more likely to miss and fall.
If there wasn't a net,— we would not dare to do some of the things we do.
But because there's a net, we dare to do flips
But if we ever fell thank God for the net….
*That is how most Christians live their lives
"We have security in God.-- As our net
When we are sure in his arms, ---We dare to attempt big things for God.
We dare to be holy.
We dare to be obedient.
We dare, because we know the eternal arms of God will hold us if we fall.”
We have confidence in Him..
You see Faith is all about our confidence in God, and His Word.
Faith is at the foundation of our relationship with Him and to our ability to believe Him for our needs.
*And sometimes He will put our faith to the test.
*He will ask us to risk it all...
The reason why He sometimes does this is not to punish us
It’s because He wants us to truly place our trust and confidence in Him to provide as He has said in His Word.
We use faith all the time and don’t even realize it
When you woke up this morning you had faith that your legs would work when you get out of bed
When you get in your car to come here you had faith that it would get you here
Some of you all rode the bus you had faith that it would get you here
When you came in this room You sit in the chair You had faith it would hold you up..
You see you it’s easy to have faith in things you don't even Think about
"God honors radical, risk-taking faith.
Listen to some of these heroes in the Bible
Text: Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous,
5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”;
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household.
That takes faith to build a ark why everyone is laughing at you and making fun of you.
When nobody has ever even seen rain…
You talk about a flood, you talk about what God showed you…
120 years to build the ark.
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance.
And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country,
10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child[b] when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
That is the All-Stars of the Bible…
*This is what faith is all about