Faith In Action - Pastor Anna Donahue

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Faith in Action

Pastor Anna Donahue

Sermon Discussion Notes

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Ø Faith Comes from God
• God has given each of us a measure of faith (Romans 12:3).

§ God has given us faith so we may know Him.

§ What will you do with your measure of faith?

  • Ø  Faith is Real

    • Faith leads to salvation (Ephesians 2:8).

    • Faith is confidence in God (Hebrews 11:1).

      § How much faith do you have in God?

  • Ø  Faith is Action

    • Faith is a continual action (Ephesians 1:15-19).

    • God gives us faith to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).

    • Faith without works is dead (James 2:20-22).

      § How are you putting your faith into action?

  • Ø  Three Types of Faith

• Intellectual Faith

§ This type of faith is of the mind, not the heart, and it does not affect your lifestyle. The rich, young ruler had an intellectual that did not produce good works

(Mark 10:21-22).

• Temporary Faith
§ This type of faith disappears in times of trial.

Seed sown on stony ground does not last in times of trial (Mark 4:16-17). • Revelation Faith

§ This type of faith is given by God so we can see spiritually.
Through eyes of faith Elisha’s servant saw chariots of fire (2 Kings 6:15-17). The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17).

Ø Examples from the Hall of Faith

  • By faith, Abel gave his best to God (Hebrews 11:4).

    § Abel saw what God required and Cain did not (Genesis 4:3-5).

  • By faith, Enoch walked with God (Genesis 5:22-24; Hebrews 11:5-6).

  • By faith, Noah prepared an ark (Hebrews 11:7).

    § When Noah was 600 years old, he saw the fulfillment of his faith (Genesis 7:11-12).

  • By faith, Abraham believed God and acted on it (Hebrews 11:8-10, 17-19).

    § Faith is acting on what God calls you to do.

  • By faith, Sarah received the promise of God (Hebrews 11:11-12).

  • By faith, Moses refused the pleasures of sin and chose to suffer with God’s people

    (Hebrews 11:24-26).