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Summary: Four steps to building s strong lasting faith in God.

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Intro- Faith is th cornerstone of the Christian life. Hebrews 11:6 declares : " But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is , and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." The Amplified Bible says in the same book, chapter, and verse :" 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 ernestly seek Him [out].

An accomplished author wrote and I quote "Faith has been weakened in meaning so that some people use it to mean ’self-confidence’. But in the Bible , true faith is confidence in God or Christ,NOT IN ONE’S SELF." Hearing God’s word produces faith. Romans 10:17 teaches us:"So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.And faith produces that"I CAN" spirit that Paul talked about in Philippians 4:13 when he penned:" I can do all things through Christ that strengtheneth me."

Prayer, sure enough, is the key to the kingdom but you must have faith in God in order for that prayer to unlock the door. For James5:15 screams off the pages: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise them up;". If the church have faith in God nothing can be outside of her reach. For Jesus said in Matthew 16:19 :" I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever ye bind on earth shall be bond in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose in earth shall be loosed in heaven.

When the Holy Spirit shines his special light of attention upon this txt we find two blind men. They were in need of a special touch from the Lord. Somebody here needs a touch right now. Somebody in here is a junkie, a failure, and an old winow and you can’t go another moment, another second, another minute, another hour, another day , another week, another weekend , another month, nor another year without a fresh touch from the Lord.

Every individual can have faith in God . But, how? I am glad you aked . By following the steps suggested in this text , you can develop a strong faith in God.

First things first you must...

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To follow means to go after, to pursue. Following God causes a change in ones life. I Corinthians5:17 declares Therfore if any man be in Christ , he is a new creature: old things are passed away and behold all things are new. Jesus while speaking to the disciples in Matthew 16;24 said : " If any man will come after me , let him deny himself , and take up his cross and follow me." And John wrote on a simular subject in John 12:26 :" If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am , there shall also my servant be : if any man serve me , him willl my Father honor." In following we must never corstrue righteousness with evil. For John in 3John 11 yells in a dispairing cry words of caution saying :"Beloved , follow not evil , but that which is good." Some of you may be asking ,’Preacher, how do I pursue God?’ You pursue him by studying Paul admonished Timothy in II Timothy 2:15 to" Study to show thyself approved a workman that needet h not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babling: for they will increase into more ungodlinesss." But not only in studying but also in...


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Juan Salas

commented on May 18, 2016

Thank you for your exposition of this concise sermon.

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