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* 1 THESS. 1:8 – Your faith in God has become known everywhere.

* Luke 18:8

* Heb. 11:6

Source

Attitude

Effect

Control

Motivating

1. CHARACTER OF FAITH

Five-Finger Exercise for God

a. Grace – Eph. 2:8,9- it is the gift of God

b. Truth – Jude 3 – to contend for the faith (also 1 Cor. 16:13)

c. Gift – 1 Cor. 12:9 – to another faith by the same Spirit

d. Power – Acts 3:16 – by faith in the name of Jesus

e. Victory – 1 John 5:4 – overcomes the world

2. THE WORD OF FAITH

Rom. 10:17- through the word of Christ

Heb. 4:12

a. Creates Faith In Us

Rom. 10:8 – the word is near you

– Addresses the Will

b. Prepares Us For Faith

1 John 3:21 – hearts do not condemn us

– Searches the Heart

c. Enables Us In Faith

Mark 11:23 – does not doubt in his heart

James 1:6 -must believe and not doubt

– Renews the Mind

d. Directs Us In Faith

Is. 30:21 – left / right

– Controls the Actions

e. Confirms Us In Faith

Is. 66:7-9 – Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery? says the LORD.

– Strengthens the Spirit

3. CRUCIBLES OF FAITH

2 Cor. 4:7 – treasure in earthen vessels

a. Challenge (Conflict)

– belief in God – Heb. 11:6 – that HE is (AV)

– about ourselves – Rom. 8:7 – the sinful mind is hostile to God

– regarding circumstances – Jer. 32:17

Abraham / Isaac; Moses / Pharaoh; Joshua / Jericho; Gideon / Mideon

b. Solitude

Elijah – I alone am left of all the prophets of Israel

The Cross

c. Perseverance of Faith (Endurance)

hupomone

James 1:4

Heb. 12:1 – let us run with perseverance – looking to Jesus

Heb. 10:39 – not those who shrink back (hypostle)

4. PRINCIPLE OF FAITH

2 Cor. 9:6 – Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Offering at Elim

John 12:23,24 – Gods principle of growth

The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

5. FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH

a. Build Relationship with Heavenly Father

* Matt. 6:9 – Our Father in heaven

b. Listen to God in the Spirit

* To receive the word of faith

* Expect God to speak

* Wimbledon

* Tilgate

* Roffey – Is. 66:9

c. Build your Ebenezers

1 Sam. 7:12

d. Use the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

* 1 Cor. 12:7ff

* Pray in the Spirit

* Knowledge

e. Gain Release from satan (Spiritual Warfare)

Eph. 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God.

f. Ask in Faith

Luke 11:9

g. Stand on the Word of God

Is. 55:10,11 – As the rain and the snow come down from heaven … so is my word that goes out from my mouth

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