BUILDING A GREAT LIFE
Week 1
9-3-16

 

THE FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT LIFE IS FAITH

THE STORY OF BLIND BARTIMAEUS
MARK 10:46-52   

  • HE ADMITTED HE NEEDED HELP

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark‬ 10:47-48‬ NKJV‬‬

  • HE ASK FOR WHAT HE WANTED

So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”   Mark‬ 10:50-51‬ NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

*   HE USED HIS FAITH

“Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight…” Mark‬ 10:52‬ NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew‬ 9:29‬b NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” Hebrews‬ 12:2‬a  NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

WHAT IS FAITH?

FAITH IS BELIEVING WHEN I DON’T SEE IT

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews‬ 11:1‬ NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

FAITH IS OBEYING WHEN I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT

“It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world..." Hebrews‬ 11:7‬a NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews‬ 11:8‬ NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


FAITH IS GIVING WHEN I DON’T HAVE IT

 

“It was faith that made Abel offer to God a better sacrifice than Cain's. Through his faith he won God's approval... By means of his faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.”     Hebrews‬ 11:4‬ GNT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


FAITH IS PERSISTING WHEN I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

 

“It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.” Hebrews‬ 11:27‬ NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


FAITH IS THANKING GOD BEFORE I RECEIVE IT

 

“It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.”         Hebrews‬ 11:30‬ NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


FAITH IS TRUSTING GOD WHEN I DON’T GET IT

 

“All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.” Hebrews‬ 11:39-40‬ NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James‬ 1:2-4‬ NIV‬‬

 

 

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