EPIC | WEEK 1
OCT 30, 2022
35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 37 For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay ; 38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
FAITH IS NOT AN EVENT, IT’S A LIFESTYLE
We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
FAITH IS CONFIDENCE
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.
For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4
FAITH IS CONVICTION
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Why is faith Important?
FAITH PLEASES GOD
This is what the ancients were commended for.
BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty; darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
How do I get faith?
FAITH TAKES ACTION
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by (corresponding) action, is dead.
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