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    Where Is Your Faith Where Is Your Faith Presentation Transcript

    • Where is your faith?
      Sermon by,
      Lam Lai Phing
      Oct 2009
    • Luke 8:22-25
      22One day Jesus got into a boat with his disciples and said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they started out.
      23As they were sailing, Jesus fell asleep. Suddenly a strong wind blew down on the lake, and the boat began to fill with water, so that they were all in great danger.
    • Luke 8:22-25
      24The disciples went to Jesus and woke him up, saying, "Master, Master! We are about to die!" Jesus got up and gave an order to the wind and the stormy water; they died down, and there was a great calm.
      25Then he said to the disciples,
      "Where is your faith?"
    • What is FAITH in God?
      Ephesians 2:8
      8 For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is
      the gift of God.
    • What is FAITH in God?
      Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
      1 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.
    • What is FAITH in God?
      “The just shall live by faith.”
      (Hab 2:4; Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38)
      Galatians 2:20b
      20 “The life that I live, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me..”
    • How to react correctly in a storm incident?
    • Remember3 steps &Learn3 lessons
    • 1. Refuse to be controlled by your feelings and fear
      Exercise claiming faith
      • John 3:16
      “For God so loved the world that He gave His begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life.”
      • 1 John 1:9
      “If we confess our sins to God, he is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    • 1. Refuse to be controlled by your feelings and fear
      Faith is not a feeling.
    • 1. Refuse to be controlled by your feelings and fear
      1 John 5: 11 – 13
      11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
      12 Whoever has God’s Son has life; whoever does not have His Son does not have life.”
      13 I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”
    • Claiming faith says
      I am who God says
      I am.
      1. Refuse to be controlled by your feelings and fear
    • 2. Remind yourself of what God can do
      • Exercise creative faith
      • Luke 7: 6-10
      6 “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honour. 7 I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the wordfrom where you are, and my servant will be healed.
    • 2. Remind yourself of what God can do
      • Exercise creative faith
      • Luke 7: 6-10
      8 I know because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this or that,’ they do it.”
    • 2. Remind yourself of what God can do
      • Exercise creative faith
      • Luke 7: 6-10
      9 Jesus was amazed and said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel!” 10 And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.
    • 2. Remind yourself of what God can do
      • Exercise creative faith
      • Luke 8:48
      48 My daughter, your faith has made you well.”
    • 2. Remind yourself of what God can do
      Creative faith says
      I can have what God
      says I can have.
    • 3. Rely on God
      • 1 John 5:4b
      “And we win the victory over the world by means of our Faith.”
      • Romans 8: 37
      We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
    • 3. Rely on God
      • Exercise conquering faith
      • 2 Corinthians 4:16
      16 We do not give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
    • 3. Rely on God
      • Exercise conquering faith
      • Romans 8:18
      18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later.
    • 3. Rely on God
      • Exercise conquering faith
      • Hebrews 11: 35b
      35 But others trusted God and were tortured, preferring to die rather than turn from God and be free. They placed their hope in the resurrection to a better life.
      39 All of these people we have mentioned received God’s approval because of their faith…
    • 3. Rely on God
      Conquering faith says
      I can do what God
      says I can do.
    • Conclusion
      Claiming faith says we are who God says we are
      Creative faith says we can have what God says we can have
      Conquering faith sayswe can do what God says we can do