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What Faith Can Do For You: The Definition of Faith - Part 2 (4 of 13)
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Dr. Stan Coffey
If you will take your Bible, we want to begin in Matthew Chapter 9 and we want to look at an experience of the Lord Jesus and what Jesus said about faith. Last week we looked at what faith can do, we saw that faith is the basis for miracles. Jesus talked about mountain moving faith.
We want to look again at Matthew 9 and notice a statement of Jesus. In verse 29, Jesus is speaking to two blind men and he touched their eyes saying, "ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH, SO BE IT UNTO YOU." If you will look at that statement, According to your faith, so be it unto you.
That is so very different than what the law says and what we learn from the world.
I want you to look at your outline and I want you to notice something about the definition of faith. I want you to know some things about what faith does. You know people would say, "Faith is trusting God, faith is believing God, faith is trusting God."
That is certainly true, but how do you trust God? You know people can tell you what faith is and the Bible says in the passage we read last week in Hebrews 11 that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
When you look at this term faith, no one definition or no one word can really encompass the description of faith. Faith is what the Bible is all about. What I want to do is define faith in terms of how it acts faith in terms of how it works.
We are told to trust God and believe God. Well, how do we act if we trust God? How do we behave if we really believe the promises of God? I want us to look at several different shapes, several different sizes of faith and get an overview of how faith behaves.
I. FAITH IS STRETCHING THE IMAGINATION
I want to say that faith is stretching the imagination. Faith is stretching the imagination. In Ephesians the Apostle Paul addresses that. Let's just look at ...
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