Summary: Faith is found in a place! When you get in a place where faith is, what do you find? This message tells believers and non-believers alike what the will find when the get in a plcae of faith!
Where there is Faith
Pastor Jamie * Maranatha Fellowship Church * 5-16-04
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.”
The arrival of faith in our lives is not difficult although we tend to make it that way. God made it easy. After all, why would He make it difficult for us to possess something He requires and wants us to have? The devil is the one attempting to make it difficult for you to possess faith-belief in God. Faith can arrive in our lives through three avenues:
Faith is granted- Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt (granted) to each one a measure of faith.”
Faith is implanted- Romans 10:17 “So, then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith is transplanted- Mark 2:5 “When Jesus saw their faith,”
God wants us to possess faith. We need to build our faith and strengthen it through PRACTICE and getting in a PLACE
WHERE THERE IS FAITH!
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” “What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot see. NLT
Where there is faith we…
…See the invisible “by faith Moses…saw Him who is invisible.” Vs. 27
…Believe the Incomprehensible “by faith we understand that the universe was formed.” Vs. 3
…Hear the inaudible “Noah, when warned” vs. 7 “Abraham, when called.” Vs. 8
…Feel the intangible “through faith….weakness was turned to strength.” Vs. 33-34
…Except the impossible “Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead.” Vs. 19
…Hope the imperishable “longing for a better country—a heavenly place.” Vs. 16
The theme song for the Maranatha Hour TV broadcast is where there is faith. The words say:
It is a wonderful, powerful place where there is faith. There is faith at the Maranatha Fellowship Church. I preached recently a message entitled: What is Faith. Today I am preaching a message entitled where there is faith.
So, the question is where is there faith? Where can I find faith? What will I find when I find this place of faith?
Remember it is a wonderful, powerful place where there is faith. Maranatha is a place of faith and let me tell you what you fill find in this place of faith.
It is a place of favor But Noah found favor with the LORD.
It is a place of friendship Ephesians 2:8-9
It is a place of forgiveness
It is a place of freedom
It is a place of fearlessness
It is a place of fervent prayer