Faith or Folly? (4 of 9) by Chris Brown

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Faith or Folly? (4 of 9)
Series: Faith and Prayer
Pastor Chris Brown
1 Samuel 14:1-23

What Most People Think The Bible Says

The opposite of faith is fear or doubt.

The synonym of faith is risk.

What The Bible Really Says

Biblical faith is trusting God enough to do what He says,
Not what I think He says.

- Leaving The Family Business:
Matthew 4:18-22

- Walking On Water:
Matthew 14:22-33

- Every Bible Story You've Ever Heard:

How To Live With "Perhaps"
1 Samuel 14:1-23, Psalm 119, Proverbs 4:18, 15:21-22, 19:2-3, 2 Peter 1:3-11

Questions to ask before you leap:
-Am I already obeying what's clearly written?
-Is my spouse on the same page?
-What does wise counsel advise?
-How does this fit with what God has already shown me?
-How often have my past feelings been wrong?
-Can I live with the worst case scenario?
-Do I have an exit strategy?


1. Looking back over the last four weeks, how has your understanding of faith grown or changed?

2. This week's homework put a spotlight on God's Word and our call to trust God enough to do what He tells us to do. Take some time to talk to God about your life and your faith. Maybe use David's prayer in Psalm 139:23-24 and see if He wants to lead you in any new directions.

Growth Group Homework

Take a look at your sermon notes and reflect on this week's teaching. Was there a particular point or passage of Scripture that challenged you or caught your attention?

1. Have you ever seen someone, including yourself, take a wild risk of blind faith that they thought was from God, only to find out that it was a bad decision?

If you could go back and counsel that person in the midst of their decision process, what part of this week's sermon would you tell them about?

2. At some point in our lives most of us will probably ask, "How will I know if I am supposed ...

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