Summary: Part 2 of a 2-part sermon. Jesus unveiled the location of His disciples’ faith. Christian faith is to have a specific focus. But where is that focus or rather.... Where does Christian faith take us?
WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?—II—Luke 8:22-25
Jesus unveiled the location of His disciples’ faith.
Christian faith is to have a specific focus.
But where is that focus or rather....
Where does Christian faith take us?
Christian Faith takes us to...
1. Those in Need(:22)
2. Physical Exhaustion(:23a)
5—Christian Faith takes us to
“And being aroused, He rebuked the wind & the surging waves, & they stopped, & it became calm.”
if we allow Jesus to do it...
....Mountains can be moved; Marriages can be saved; Purpose can be met
We release such a burden if we allow Jesus to do what Jesus can do!
Mat. 17:18-20—“And Jesus rebuked him, & the demon came out of him, & the boy was cured at once. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately & said, “Why could we not cast it out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ & it shall move; & nothing shall be impossible to you.”
Isa. 50:2—“Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why was there none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink for lack of water, And die of thirst.”
Mat. 11:27-30—“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; & no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, & anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. “Come to Me, all who are weary & heavy-laden, & I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you, & learn from Me, for I am gentle & humble in heart; & YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy, & My load is light.”
Moving furniture/Dresser/Wood digging into hands/Someone on other side making it wobble/Pail—Weakness/Need to release burden/Sin is that way/RELEASE
?Your faith taken you into RELEASE/EASE?
?Where is your faith?
6—Christian Faith takes us to
“And He said to them, “Where is your faith?”...”
Question forces self-examination.
2Cor. 13:5—“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?”
Walking barefooted down street at beach/Fine in sand but not one pavement/Blister feet & cut foot/REEVALUATE SELF
?Your faith taken you to REEVALUATE SELF?
?Where is your faith?
7—Christian Faith takes us to
“... And they were fearful & amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds & the water, & they obey Him?”