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Strengthening Your Faith (6 of 6)
BORN TO WIN
You are a winner today if you are a child of God. You are on the winning side. Your captain is one who's never lost a battle and He never shall lose a battle. You are a part of what He's doing in the world today.
The Bible says, "This is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith." That's what I want to talk to you about this morning, how to strengthen your faith.
Here's a story out of the life of Jesus. Remember that Jesus put a premium on faith. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. In the Bible, it's not according to your fame, not according to your finances, not according to your fate, it is according to your faith.
Jesus said, "So be it unto you."
Mark 6:1- "And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
(2) And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands.
(3) Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
(4) But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
(5) And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
Now notice, one of the saddest verses in the Bible.
(6) And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
In another gospel, recording this same event, it says, "...he could do no mighty works there because of their unbelief." He was astonished and marveled at their unbelief.
I wonder if Jesus looks at us today and, in light of all that He's done for us ...
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