Faith that Works

May 29, 2022    Ron Barnard

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NKJV

Faith is a seed sown into every heart and life by the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 ESV

Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 NKJV

Blessing can mask brokenness!

When you love God with all your heart His will is gonna work it’s way out in your life.

The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not burdensome. Every God-begotten person conquers the world. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins out over the world's ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:3-5 MSG

Faith that works, is faith that produces both a Godly walk and Godly work in our lives.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV

Faith without works is dead. James 2:20b NKJV

Dream God Dreams

When God’s vision is alive in your life, faith will be alive in your heart.

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21 ESV

If you build God’s house He’ll build yours.

Give your faith something to believe for and then follow it!

Walk by Faith

We walk by faith, not by sight. 1 Corinthians 5:7 ESV

Everyone else considered the size of Goliath when deciding, David considered the size of God.

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 NLT

A little bit of faith in our great big God is enough to see His will work out in your life!

Don’t let what works go to your head and don’t let what doesn’t crush your heart

Keep loving God and people

You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-38 NLT

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 NLT (Zacchaeus)

God followers who get to far from people in need will lose their passion for the fight.

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Who you fight for will always outweigh what you fight for.

David didn’t fight Goliath for glory but for God and for people he knew and cared about.

Run your Race

And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith... Hebrews 12:2 NLT

Your race is important and the space you fill in the family is significant.

I’m not saying you’ll never get tired running your race, but you’ll die trying to run someone else’s.

There’s no faith that’s to far gone for God.

A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench. Isaiah 42:3 ESV