HOW GOD CAN GROW YOUR FAITH--PART I
SERMON TITLE: INTENTIONAL IN YOUR FAITH
SERMON THEME: CONFIDENT FAITH

WHAT IF YOU HAD AN AMAZING KIND OF FAITH THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU TRUSTED GOD.

PROVERBS 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

THE STORY OF THE BIBLE IS GOD TRYING TO BUILD INTO HIS PEOPLE AN EXTRAORDINARY KIND OF CONFIDENCE IN HIM.

 

I) IN THE BEGINNING THE BREAK WITH GOD AND MAN HAPPENED AROUND    
    THE ISSUE OF TRUST AND FAITH.

GENESIS 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

 

JOHN 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

EXODUS 20:1
And God spoke all these words:

 

II) THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS AN INVITATION TO RE-ENTER INTO A
      RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST WITH GOD THE FATHER.

PSALM 9:10
Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

 

MATTHEW 8:1-4
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

MATTHEW 8:5-10
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

 

III) FIVE INGREDIENTS THAT GOD USES TO BUILD YOUR FAITH.

1) RELEVANT TEACHING

2) UNPLANNED RELATIONSHIPS

3) INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP

4) CRITICAL CIRCUMSTANCES

5) RISK TAKING MINISTRY

 

HEBREWS 12:2
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

CONCLUSION: WE WANT TO GROW IN OUR FAITH BECAUSE THE BIGGER YOUR FAITH, THE BETTER YOU KNOW GOD.