COURAGEOUS FAITH

Week 3 Pastor Dave Minton

THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE IN CHRIST

“Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”” John 6:29 NIV

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRUST IN GOD?

“Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established...” 2 Chronicles 20:20b ESV

T TURN OVER CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE TO JESUS

“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.”     Matthew 4:19-20 NKJV

1) I BECOME A NEW CREATION

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

2) I GET GOD’S POWER FOR DAILY LIVING

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead ….” Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT

3) I GET ETERNAL LIFE

 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”” John 11:25-26 NIV

R   RELAX IN HIS LOVE

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 NLT

U   USE YOUR LIFE TO SERVE GOD BY SERVING OTHERS

“….give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” Romans 6:13b NLT

“God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 GW

S   SUFFER WITH DIGNITY FOR DOING WHAT’S RIGHT

“For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.” Philippians 1:29 NLT

“But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” 1 Peter 3:14 NLT

T   TRAIN YOURSELF TO TRUST HIS WORD

“For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” Psalms 33:4 NLT

“...God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline...” Hebrews 6:13-20 MSG

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” John 1:12a NIV

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