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Faith - Week 3

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
August 19, 2023

Week 3
August 19, 2023

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.
Hebrews 11:1 (The Living Bible Translation)

Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
Hebrews 11:1 Passion Translation TPT

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:4

Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him (“Him” Is Added) were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled (thaumazo) because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
Mark 6:1-6

Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
Matthew 8:5-10

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Matthew 8:13

Why Don’t We See Faith Bringing Victory?
We Don’t Know What Belongs To Us

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Corinthians 2:12-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ
Ephesians 1:3

We Refuse To Believe The Truth Because of Religious Traditions

making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.
Mark 7:13

God Is In Control of Everything
God Is Sovereign

May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
Psalms 115:15-16

My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
Psalms 89:34

Other False Religious Traditions
God Uses Evil To Bring Us Close To Him – Job’s Trial
The Lord Will Never Put More On You Than You Can Handle
All Things Work Together For The Good

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

We Are Unwilling To Stand In Faith Until It Manifests

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
Hebrews 10:35-36

Know What Belongs To You
Lay Aside Religious Traditions
Stand On God’s Word