Summary: "Have the faith of God," or, "Have God's faith." Word-Faith teachers commonly say that we are to have "the God kind of faith." However, in this sermon outline we point out that we can only live in that FAITH is if we live in Him and know who He is and wha
LIVING BY THE FAITH OF GOD!
Mark 11:22 (KJV) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
"Have the faith of God," or, "Have God's faith." Word-Faith teachers commonly say that we are to have "the God kind of faith." However, in this sermon outline we point out that we can only live in that FAITH is if we live in Him and know who He is and what He can do. Paul did not live by his faith but the faith God gave him and the same faith God gives to all who are saved. We are saved by Grace through faith. Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. God gives us all an equal portion of His faith when we are 'Born Again.' Romans 12:3 (KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Faith is not a distant view but a warm embrace of Christ. John Calvin.
I. WHEN WE WALK IN FAITH HE IS ALWAYS WITH US BECAUSE HE IS ETERNAL. Psalms 90:2 (KJV) Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
A. His is the Great I AM. He never changes.
B. Faith and works should travel side-by-side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again -- until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other. William Booth .
II. HE IS EVERYWHERE WITH US AS HE IS OMNIPRESENT. Psalms 139:7-11 (KJV) 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
A. Even if we tried to leave his presence remember Jonah 1:3 (KJV) But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
B. Faith understands that God intervenes in the natural course of events; on the other hand, if the natural course of events should happen to answer prayer--that which we call a coincidence--faith still believes God is present. Brett Blair.
III. LIVING IN THE FAITH OF GOD WE LIVE IN THE CENTER OF GOD'S POWER AS HE IS OMNIPOTENT. NOTHING IS TO HARD FOR HIM.
Genesis 18:14 (KJV) Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
Jeremiah 32:17 (KJV) Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: