Summary: Crazy to believe and not see…even though you are not able to touch…yeah, so what! Faith is faith! Don’t worry about what others think! Because, it works! It is crazy enough to work! without faith we cannot please God...and you know what...through the
Sermon: I’m Living That Crazy Faith!
Jennifer Mears 4/10/2007
Crazy to believe and not see…even though you are not able to touch…yeah, so what! Faith is faith! Don’t worry about what others think! Because, it works! It is crazy enough to work! without faith we cannot please God...and you know what...through the faith walk others will learn from us....faith is a powerful key to salvation!
Text : Hebrews 1:1 (NKJV)
God’s Supreme Revelation
1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
1IN MANY separate revelations [[a]each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,
And Jude 3 (NKJV)
Contend for the Faith
3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
3Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But] I found it necessary and was impelled to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all [a]handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered [b]verbally to the holy people of God].
It will encourage others…
Exhort and convince them…
Be the first one to move and believe…
WALK THE WALK THAT YOU TALK!
IT IS A CHOICE!!! THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
uplift---don’t shoot down what God has in His Will for you...
FAITH!!! follow after it and live in it!
I Live in it…
I am keeping it…
sometimes All we need is a Word from God...
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
When the odds seem impossible to overcome, we carefully, painfully seek God’s will. But how do we go about actively praising Him in faith-believing? Is it an attitude? Words? Or does it go beyond that?
God has a precise way of tunneling through, going over or around, and finding the answers. Although we don’t know what is around the next bend, we must give Him our unconditional trust.
Putting our faith in action and praising Him for answers to come means plugging up the hill and doing the best we can as we trust Him in the trek. Other times, it is going ahead in faith-believing, knowing without a shadow of doubt what He has for us, even if it’s outside our comfort zone!
The most difficult part for me in putting faith into action and praising Him for answers to come is when I must completely turn all over to God and take my hands off.
But what often comes is a time when I hear God say, "Hands off and let me handle everything."
Look at Job – he was told by everyone to curse God and die---do what Job did when others tell you that...just keep in that Crazy Faith state of mind...keep the faith! Tell them shut up and get out of my face
GOD IS THE ONLY HOPE I HAVE...keep the faith
there will be skeptics…so be ready...
Look at David and Goliath…
we gotta ignore intimidation and the status quo ---we gotta stand up to the Giants in our lives…
Bad reports – giant in our lives
Health, children…job, loss....
Contend for the faith...walk with confidence and faith
We are in a fight
We think we are fighting for children,
Actually we are not fighting for them but we are fighting for our faith
The enemy knows and does this stuff…
He is trying to kill our faith
That is what he is trying to kill
Not our finances, health, children,
Peter, James, John and Andrew----
Shut down their businesses
To follow Jesus
You know that people were talking…
Thinking they were crazy
Someone says contrary to your belief ---get in The Word and stand on it
Listen only the God’s Report…seek Him and His Report
Whose report will you choose to believe? Even when it is down to the wire…the last moment…
God is ALWAYS on time…just wait and let Him renew your strength…keep looking , knowing He is there and that He is with us always!
Keep walking in faith!
Earnestly contend (fight) for faith!
FIGHT FOR OUR FAITH
It is a fight, a battle between spirit and flesh
One step away from a miracle..
The enemy fights that much harder---time running out until he knows you are going to get it and move to a higher level in God
He fears our knowledge and faith…he knows what powerful equipment they are against him