WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the Lord,
“Thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 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
SHOWING A WILLINGNESS TO TAKE A RISK
A WILLINGNESS TO DO SOMETHING BOLD OR COURAGEOUS
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10a NLT
WE GET TO DETERMINE THE USE OF OUR FAITH
”According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9:29b NKJV
“Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”” Matthew 8:26 NLT
“Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith!” Matthew 15:28a ESV
“But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”” Mark 9:22-24 NKJV
FIVE ELEMENTS OF AUDACIOUS FAITH
1) AUDACIOUS FAITH COMES FROM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”” Mark 11:22 NKJV
2) AUDACIOUS FAITH NEEDS THE SUBSTANCE OF HOPE.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18 KJV
3) AUDACIOUS FAITH COMES FROM HEARING GOD’S WORD.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 ESV
4) AUDACIOUS FAITH HAS A LANGUAGE.
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:23-24 ESV
“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”” Numbers 13:30 NKJV
“But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.” Numbers 14:24 NKJV
“Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV
“But the centurion replied, "Lord, I don’t deserve to have you come under my roof. Just say the word and my servant will be healed. I’m a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and the servant does it." When Jesus heard this, he was impressed and said to the people following him, "I say to you with all seriousness that even in Israel I haven’t found faith like this.”” Matthew 8:8-10 CEB
5) AUDACIOUS FAITH COMES FROM TAKING ACTION.
“But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?... Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?” James 2:20, 22 NKJV