COURAGEOUS FAITH

Week 11 Pastor Dave Minton

HAVING THE COURAGE TO GO IN FAITH

TWO WORDS THAT SUMMARIZE JESUS’ MESSAGE TO US ARE: COME & GO

JESUS INVITES US TO COME TO HIM

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV

JESUS ASK US TO GO FOR HIM

“Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”” Luke 14:16-24 NKJV

DURING THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF COURAGEOUS FAITH WHERE ARE WE GOING?

1)     WE ARE GOING TO GO TO GOD FOR HELP

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”   Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

“... But those people who go to the Lord for help will have every good thing.” Psalms 34:10b ICB

“The Lord helps his people and saves them from the wicked because they run to him.” Psalms 37:40 CEV

“Depend on the Lord for strength. Always go to him for help.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 ERV

2)     WE ARE GOING TO GO AND TELL THE GOOD NEWS

“For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”” Romans 10:13-15 NLT

“He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”” Matthew 9:37-38 NLT

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”” Acts 1:8 NIV

“But Jesus said to him, “Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about God’s kingdom.””     Luke 9:60 ERV

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always,….”” Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

3)     WE ARE GOING TO GO TOGETHER FOR SUPPORT

“And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.”   Mark 6:7 NKJV

“strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”   Acts 14:22 NIV

“Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.” Philippians 1:27 NLT

“We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.”   Philippians 1:30 NLT

“We must support believers who go on trips like this so that we can work together with them in spreading the truth.”       3 John 1:8 GW

4)     WE ARE GOING TO GO ONTO MATURITY

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,”.     Hebrews 6:1 NKJV

“In the same way, 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

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