Faith 3

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1. THE DEFINITION OF FAITH

Heb. 11:6

a. Eph. 2:8 – Conversion faith – faith that saves

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

b. 1 Cor. 16:13 – Doctrinal faith – that confesses
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Jude 3
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

c. Heb. 11:6 – Power / dynamic faith – faith that claims

1 Cor. 12:9
to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

2. THE URGENCY FOR FAITH

Ploughed Field

a. Spiritual diversions / traditional enemies

– Islam

Christianity seen as a heretical alternative.

b. Power of the Church

c. Crisis in the World

– self-interest

– global problems – Aids

– impotence of man


3. THE PROCESS OF FAITH (COST)

2 Cor. 4:7

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

– Heart – 1 John 3:21 – burden of faith

In Terms of…

selfstruggle

solitude

Mind – Rom. 12:2 – to be able to receive Gods Word – Jer. 32:8; Is. 66:9

Tongue – James 3 – to be able to speak faith

Spirit – Rom. 8:26,27 – tongues

praise

scripture

promise

4. THE CONFLICT OF FAITH

At heart it is spiritual warfare

Self – inner battle / self-discipline

Solitude – lonely road

Satan

– deny the word of God – Eve

– direct the purposes of God -Luke 4

– destroy the servant of God – Herod

– the Cross

5. THE PRAYER OF FAITH

* Luke 11:9 – Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

* Difference between intercession / prayer of faith

* Hilda

*1 John 5:4 – This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.