This week’s message focused on one of the most important qualities that God is looking for in the people he recruits and rewards. That quality is faith. This message will challenge people to take risks and live by faith.
THE AMAZING RACE
Message by Todd Lester – February 21, 2016
THE AMAZING POWER OF FAITH
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Romans 4:20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.
1. FAITH IS CHOOSING GOD’S DREAM FOR MY LIFE
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish…
- Dare to ask
- Believe God’s promises
- Think of something bigger than yourself
Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Jeremiah 32:27 I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
Psalm 2:8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.
2. FAITH IS BEING WILLING TO RISK FAILURE
Acts 15:26 …who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Daniel 3:17-18 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.
Proverbs 29:25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.
Galatians 6:4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else
3. FAITH IS EXPECTING GOD TO USE ME
Philippians 1:20 For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honour to Christ, whether I live or die.
Matthew 9:29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.”
2 Corinthians 6:8 We serve God whether people honour us or despise us. Whether they slander us or they praise us.
Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
4. FAITH IS NEVER GIVING UP
Psalm 31:24 So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!
Psalm 119:109 My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying your instructions.
Proverbs 24:16 The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
Galatians 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Mark 9:24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
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