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Summary: The Christian lifestyle is a life of faith. We are saved by grace through faith, stand by faith, walk by faith, and fight by faith so we can overcome by faith.

Faith Toward God: The Just Shall Live by Faith

SERIES TEXT - Hebrews 6:1-2

SERMON TEXT - Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

A lifestyle of faith transforms us from being just a man into a just man because it allows the Holy Ghost to lead us and choreograph our lives to always have us in the right place at the right time (even when it seems like everything is going wrong).

Psalm 37:23

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Ephesians 6:15

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - You’ll live a life of peace if you let faith guide your feet!

Psalm 23:3

He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. He’ll put you back on the right track if you learn to live by faith.

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. He’ll take you from good to better to best, 30, 60, 100 fold increase if you learn to live by faith. There are 5 things we will do if we live by faith:

1. We’ll get Saved by Grace through Faith –Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Romans 3:23 All have sinned and come short...

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Ephesians 2:3

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. We all had our conversation, our lifestyle, and our background in sin but the good new is:

Romans 12:3 - God has dealt to every man the measure of faith we need to get saved.

Romans 10:17 – The faith we needed came by the word we heard. God makes sure we hear what we need to hear so we can believe what we need to believe.

2. We Stand by Faith - Take a stand and say something by faith. If you believe it, you’ll say it!

2 Corinthians 4:13

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

The word of God is your uniform for prayer and it is armor and ammunition for taking a stand by faith against the devil.

Eph 6:10-17

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

No armor for the back because we don’t surrender and we don’t retreat. We don’t give in. We don’t give up. We don’t bend. We don’t bow. We don’t break. We don’t back down. We don’t back up. We are to take a stand and speak up for what we believe.

3. We Walk by Faith – 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight:

Step out and do something by faith (It takes two steps to make a walk. When you take a step, you will meet opposition from the adversary because you are stepping into the devil’s camp and taking everything the he’s stolen from you and is withholding from you. It becomes a walk when you don’t back up but you step up by stepping again. Don’t let the devil convince you that you can’t do what you are already doing! If he brings opposition to what you are doing, do it again! Step two is what makes is a walk of faith instead of just a step of faith. Step two is what makes it trusting God instead of just trying God. Step to the devil and walk by faith, not by sight:

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Maria Ross

commented on Feb 2, 2012

Jerry Gatson, This sermon was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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