COURAGEOUS FAITH

Week 6 Pastor Dave Minton

“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20  NCV

HAVING THE COURAGE TO USE YOUR FAITH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?" Matthew 5:13a  MSG

“...faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17 NIV

You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.”  James 2:22 NIV

HOW CAN I MAKE MY LIFE COUNT?

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

“...‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’” Acts 13:22 NIV

“Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall only die.” And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!” Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives. And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried from it silver and gold and clothing, and went and hid them; then they came back and entered another tent, and carried some from there also, and went and hid it. Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”” II Kings 7:3-9 NKJV

1) HOW IN LOVE WITH GOD AM I?  THE PURPOSE OF WORSHIP:

“I will love You, O LORD, my strength.” Psalms 18:1 NKJV

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2) HOW COMMITTED TO GOD’S FAMILY AM I ?  THE PURPOSE OF MEMBERSHIP

“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47 NKJV

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3) DO I HAVE A DAILY QUITE TIME WITH GOD?  THE PURPOSE OF MATURITY

“Then I will sing praises to your name forever, and I will do what I promised every single day.”   Psalms 61:8 CEB

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4) DO I ACTIVELY SERVE GOD’S FAMILY?  THE PURPOSE OF MINISTRY

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.” Mark 10:43 NKJV

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5) DO I SHARE GOD’S LOVE WITH THE LOST?   THE PURPOSE OF MISSION

“My dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have rescued precious lives from destruction and prevented an epidemic of wandering away from God." James 5:19-20 MSG

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