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. o The rich, young ruler had an intellectual that did not produce good works
• Temporary Faith
§ This type of faith disappears in times of trial.
o 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.
o Through eyes of faith Elisha’s servant saw chariots of fire (2 Kings 6:15-17). o 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