Faith That Overcomes


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The biblical basis for our faith in God actually starts before time started and God has provided all we need for powerful, resilient, overcoming faith to deal with any challenge.

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Faith That Overcomes

  1. 1. Faith That Overcomes Everything How to Be Ready forAnything & Everything Romans 8 Shows Us How Sunday, August 4, 13
  2. 2. Our Faith Began Before Time... Sunday, August 4, 13
  3. 3. Father’s Choice of Us!  Eph. 1: 4-5 (NASB): “...just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love, He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will...” This explains why John 3:16 happened! Sunday, August 4, 13
  4. 4. The Father Has Been Pursuing Us Before Time Began! Sunday, August 4, 13
  5. 5. He Has Provided Everything for Us From Before Time to Heaven Sunday, August 4, 13
  6. 6. We Are Safe Forever Rom. 8:28-30: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are ca"ed according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also ca"ed; and these whom He ca"ed, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. Sunday, August 4, 13
  7. 7. We Believe Because... The Father drew us to Jesus: John 6:44: Jesus said: “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.” (repeated in v. 65) Draws: helko: to drag off: ex: to forcefully pull nets & prisoners Sunday, August 4, 13
  8. 8. Salvation is a Gift (Of course, we are not good enough!) Eph. 2:8: For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast! 1 John 4:19:  We love because He first loved us. John 15:16: You did not choose Me but I chose you. Sunday, August 4, 13
  9. 9. Knowing God John 17:3: And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. ~~Jesus. Must be experiential-- not just theory. Sunday, August 4, 13
  10. 10. Know As a Child Matt. 18:13: "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. ~~~Jesus Closer to God, more childlike we are in our faith. Sunday, August 4, 13
  11. 11. Spirit of Adoption Rom. 8:15-16:  For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, Sunday, August 4, 13
  12. 12. Romans 8:15-16 15: Without knowing & experiencing God as Papa, Daddy, we will be enslaved to fears and fears --> sin Spirit of Adoption = having a close personal relationship as a child to Our Heavenly Father. Key to strong faith Sunday, August 4, 13
  13. 13. Love Births Overcoming Faith There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ( 1 John 4:18) Sunday, August 4, 13
  14. 14. Loved Kids Have Faith! Father’s Love Releases Faith to Swa"ow Fears Sunday, August 4, 13
  15. 15. We Will Suffer on Earth Jesus promised us that: “In this world, you will have tribulation, but...” and “If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you”--- ~Jesus ( John 15:20) “Everyone will hate you because of My Name. ~ Jesus in Matt. 10:22 Romans 8:17-18: Earth's sufferings not worthy to be compared to His glory for us. Sunday, August 4, 13
  16. 16. Faith Is like a Muscle Love Feeds It & Suffering (resistance) Strengthens It Sunday, August 4, 13
  17. 17. Summary Our salvation is God’s sovereign choice (Eph 1:4-5) He has our entire life on earth and in heaven planned (Rom. 8:29-30) We will suffer at times but it will strengthen our faith (Rom. 8:28) Nothing will ever defeat God’s purposes to bless us if we continue to walk with Him as a little child. (8:35-39) Sunday, August 4, 13