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Series: Real Faith for Real People
1. What it means to have faith
"Now faith is ...is Present tense!
"the substance of things hoped for..."A word form God
"...the evidence of things not seen." Evidenced by my actions!
Focused on what I See with my spiritual eyes!
2. The Cost of Real Faith
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
3. The Key to Pleasing God
Believe that He Is!
Believe that He is Personal and knowable!
Believe that He wants to reward those that earnestly seek Him!
4. Dealing with Doubt
Learn from your testing to establish you in the right thinking!
The years of walking with him have allowed you the privilege of personally knowing Him.
5. Your Future and God's Faithfulness
A. You are not alone!
There are those that are cheering you on!
B. Keep the right Focus
1. He is the originator and finisher of your faith!
2. Learn from Jesus!
a. Look to the goal!
b. Endure the struggle!
c. Victory assured!
C. Hang in there! Endure!
6. Growing Closer to God
We need to recognize the struggle of life is a struggle against sin.
Know God's heart in discipline!
Understand the nature and purpose of divine discipline
Process discipline correctly!
We make it discipline by letting it train us!
Have confidence in God!
Correct what needs to be corrected!
Don't blame someone else for what is happening!
Don't become bitter but better!
We make it punishment by rejecting the lessons!
Don't set your heart against God!
You will only permanently lose!
Now today! How to Expect God's Best
Heb 12:18-29 (NIV)
This message tells us that there is a tremendous reward--an exciting reward ...
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