How To Fortify Your Faith
Well we're in a series of messages in the gospel of Mark and would you open your Bibles please to Mark chapter 6. Mark chapter 6, and read the first six verses. This is a episode that took place in Jesus' home town, his home town of Nazareth. Our sermon subject this morning is How To Fortify Your Faith. Now people let me tell you something. The Measure of your success or your failure as a Christian is your faith. For the Bible clearly and plainly says, "According to your faith be it unto you." Now we meet one another and we say, "How are you feeling." We ought to say, "How are you faithing." Right? How are you faithing. Because how you faith is a lot more important than how you feel. It is not according to how you feel, it is not according to your fame, it is not according to your fortune, it is not according to your fate, not according to your friends, but according to your faith be it unto you. So we are going to talk to you about how to fortify your faith. How to make your faith strong. Because the Bible says we are to be strong in faith. Well believe it or not this episode that we have here in the word of God I think has three very wonderful suggestions about how to fortify your faith. And I begin reading in verse 1, "And he want out of there and came unto his own country and his disciples did follow him. And when the Sabbath day was come he began to teach in the synagogue and many hearing him were astonished saying, "From where hath this man these things and what wisdom is this which is given unto him that even such mighty works are wrought by his hand. Is not this the carpenter the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and of Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us. And they were offended at him, but Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor but in his own town and among his own kin and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work except that he laid his hand upon a few ...
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