[One of Bob’s favourite topics, and the guiding principle for his life, was faith. The next series of posts will consist of his sermon outlines on this important topic – Ed]
Habakkuk 2:4 – “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Romans 1:17 – For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Hebrews 10:38 – …but my righteous one shall live by faith,
and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
* Ian Petit
Heb. 11:6 – Impossible – Principle
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Luke 18:8 – Find – Prospect
Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
2 Cor. 5:7 – Live by Faith – Present (not by sight)
…for we walk by faith, not by sight.
1. ROMANS 14:23 – IS SIN
Everything that does not come from faith is sin
2. JAMES 2:26 – BODY WITHOUT SOUL
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
Cliff Richard – My career gives my faith utterance.
3. ROMANS 12:6 – IN PROPORTION TO FAITH
Let him use (his gift) in proportion to his faith
4. 1 THESS. 3:10 – LACKING IN FAITH
We may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
5. 2 COR. 10:15 – CONTINUES TO GROW
Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow our area of activity among you will greatly expand.
6. ROMANS 4:20 – STRENGTHENED IN FAITH
v18 – Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed
v20 – Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith
7. 1 JOHN 5:4 – THE VICTORY
This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
Muller – No one ever knew Jehovah without being able to exercise faith in Him.
Relationship – Matt. 6:9 – Father
Memory – Ebenezers
Simplicity – Luke 11:9 – Ask
Perseverance – Heb. 12:1 – let us run with patience
Crucible – 2 Cor. 4:7