Basic Principles Of Walking By Faith (2 of 2) by Rick Ferguson

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WALKING BY FAITH
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF WALKING BY FAITH SERMON #15
Rick Ferguson

Questions:
*Do you want your life to be exciting?
*Do you want your life to be fulfilling?
*Do you want your life to have meaning and purpose?
*Do you want to experience peace and security?
*Do you want to reach your fullest potential in life?
*Do you want to be the best you can be at all you are
called to do?

If your answer to these questions is YES--then you
need to learn how to live by faith not by sight.
Because that is exactly what a life lived by genuine
faith produces.

Today I want to bring to a conclusion one of the most
extensive series of messages I have ever preached.
The title of the series has simply been "Walking By
Faith." And the text that has driven me to preach
these messages is 2 Cor. 5:7, "We walk by faith not by
sight."

Since God gripped me in that text several months ago,
I have been on a relentless journey to discover what
it really means to Walk By Faith.

To my own dismay I am discovering, almost daily, areas
of my life that are being driven by sight rather than
by faith. Almost every day, God is exposing another
layer of fleshly living in my life.

1. I am concerned that for many believers, the same is
true.
We preach living by faith, but
We practice living by sight.

2. So while we talk about living by faith, many of us
are burning ourselves out trying to: make things
happen,
manage our own lives,
manipulate our environment.

3. We talk about: God's sovereignty,
God's power,
God's love, mercy, compassion, righteousness,
God's ability to meet our needs,
God's faithfulness,

And yet we live our live as if God doesn't even exist.
Our lives are filled with:
stress,
worry,
tension,
fatigue,
anger,
and sin.

4. We talk about God's having a perfect will for our
lives, yet we make decisions in much the same way
unbeli ...


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