Basic Principles of Walking by Faith (1 of 2) by Rick Ferguson

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Basic Principles of Walking by Faith (1 of 2)
Rick Ferguson
2 Corinthians 5:7

Intro: Please fill in the blanks as I quote 2 Corinthians 5:7: ''We walk by FAITH, not by SIGHT.''

I really believe God's great desire for each of us is to teach us to learn how to live by faith, not by sight. He wants us to learn how to:

*live in loving relationship with Him
*recognize His voice and commune with Him
*discover His will for our lives
*make right decisions to follow His direction
*have the courage to live up to our full potential by living out His perfect plan for us

Walking by Faith is simply being where God is and doing what God is doing.

Corrie Ten Boom made an acrostic out of Faith and said faith is a:


Faith really is a Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him!

I want us to learn how to walk by Faith, not by sight, because
''whatever is not of faith is sin.'' (Rom. 14:23) and because
''without Faith it is impossible to please God.'' (Heb. 11:6)

In recent days I have been discovering so many dimensions of my life that were being controlled by sight, not by faith. I am ashamed to confess to you that nearly every day God is exposing areas of my life that have been run by sight, rather than by faith.

Remember: Walking by sight out of:

human sufficiency
human resources
human wisdom
human ingenuity
human calculation, etc.

Walking by faith out of:

Christ's sufficiency
Christ's resources
Christ's wisdom
Christ's power
Christ's direction
Christ's enablement

Ps. 118:8 says simply, ''It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.''

Today and next week I want to wrap up this sermon series I have been preaching on, ''Walking By Faith.'' I want to preach a little differently than I normally preach. I want to be a little more topical, and hopefully a little more practical than normal.

Rather taking one specific text and expositing it ...

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