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Summary: Taken from Hebrews 11, what does it mean to have faith as a Christian?

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What It Means to Have Faith?

Pastor Jamie Wright * Maranatha Fellowship Church

Hebrews 11:6 “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.”

Faith is:

1. Believing when I don’t see it!

Vs. 1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

2. Obeying when I don’t understand it!

Vs. 8 “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

Genesis 12:4 “So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken.”

3. Giving when I don’t have it!

Vs. 4 “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than…”

2 Corinthians 8:2-3 “…that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded riches of their liberality. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing.”

4. Persisting when I don’t feel like it!

Vs. 27 “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.”

85 % of all sales are made after the 5th call.

45% quit after the 1st call

25% quit after the 2nd call

12% quit after the 3rd call

5% quit after the 4th call

10% make 80% of all sales

5. Thanking Him before I receive it!

Vs. 30 “By faith the walls of Jericho feel down after they were encircled seven days.”

Joshua 6:20 “…shout of victory before the walls ever fell.”

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

6. Trusting God even if I don’t get it!

Vs. 35

He may have something better waiting for you.

What areas can we have faith in:

Finances

Healing

Miracles

Relationships

Situations

Calling


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