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O Ye of Little Faith (17 of 21)
Series: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
March 8, 2006
INTRODUCTION: In our lesson last week, we looked at the Lord's comments concerning money. This evening, we turn our attention to the importance of faith.
And how important is faith? Well, in Hebrews 11:6, it says, But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
So, then, one would conclude that faith is extremely important--so important, in fact, that we cannot please God without it.
Let's put down three things:
I. Lacking Faith
II. Learning Faith
III. Living Faith
I. LACKING FAITH
A. Today's Needs (vv. 25, 31)
1. Do you remember our lesson a couple of weeks ago? Jesus taught the people how to pray. And what was the first part of the prayer? After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:9-11).
a. This is a good lesson to learn, that our bread and our sustenance comes from God, not from Albertson's. Yes, we may purchase our food at the store, but let's keep in mind; everything in that store that is edible comes from God's good earth. And it is God who makes it possible for us to have it.
b. You may say, "I know God's earth produces all things necessary to life, but what I put on my table must be purchased with money; and sometimes I don't have the money."
1) This is where faith comes in. We are to believe God when He promises to provide. We may not know how He will provide, but faith says He will.
? Philip. 4:19, But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
? Psalm 37:25, I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begg ...
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