Audacious Faith - Jan 19 & 20

AUDACIOUS FAITH

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

AUDACIOUS FAITH IS THE WILLINGNESS TO TAKE A RISK

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

SIX FACETS OF AUDACIOUS FAITH

1)    AUDACIOUS 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 

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” Matthew 12:35 NKJV

“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NKJV

Case study of Caleb. Joshua 14:7-11.
·      What they saw and said. See Numbers 13:32-33.
·      What Caleb saw then. See Numbers 13:30 and Numbers 14:8.
·      What Caleb said and saw 45 years later. See Joshua 14:12.

2)    AUDACIOUS 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...”. Hebrews 11:7a NLT

 If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB

3)    AUDACIOUS FAITH IS GIVING WHEN I DON’T HAVE IT.

“It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.” Hebrews 11:4 NLT

4)    AUDACIOUS 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

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV

5)    AUDACIOUS FAITH IS THANKING GOD BEFORE I RECEIVE IT.

“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.” Hebrews 11:30 NKJV

6)    AUDACIOUS 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…” Hebrews 11:39-40a NLT