May 12, 2021
Living By Faith, Part 14 “Being Bold and Courageous”
Series: Bible Study

Matthew 14:26-29; Proverbs 28:1
- Living by faith is a command of God that cannot be filled by our natural abilities.
- People of God who walk in obedience to His Word do not have to put on outward displays,
Hebrews 4:16; Joshua 1:6-7, 9
- We don't have to put on the bold, boldness is already in us.
Ephesians 3:12
- We have boldness, access and confidence all given to us by faith in Jesus Christ.
(Sometimes we don't get the flash we just get the glimmer).
- When God speaks, that's all the confirmation you need.
- Staying out of the boat, or staying in the boat can require boldness.
- Boldness doesn't always look the same.

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  • May 12, 2021Living By Faith, Part 14 “Being Bold and Courageous”
    May 12, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 14 “Being Bold and Courageous”
    Series: Bible Study

    Matthew 14:26-29; Proverbs 28:1
    - Living by faith is a command of God that cannot be filled by our natural abilities.
    - People of God who walk in obedience to His Word do not have to put on outward displays,
    Hebrews 4:16; Joshua 1:6-7, 9
    - We don't have to put on the bold, boldness is already in us.
    Ephesians 3:12
    - We have boldness, access and confidence all given to us by faith in Jesus Christ.
    (Sometimes we don't get the flash we just get the glimmer).
    - When God speaks, that's all the confirmation you need.
    - Staying out of the boat, or staying in the boat can require boldness.
    - Boldness doesn't always look the same.

  • May 5, 2021Living By Faith, Part 13 “Let the Word Work”
    May 5, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 13 “Let the Word Work”
    Series: Bible Study

    Mark 4:26-29,13; Genesis 1:11-12
    - The kingdom of God is in us.
    - What we do is essential to the kingdom of God operating.
    - The seed will work in ways that man cannot understand.
    Genesis 8:22
    - Some of our roots have to go in the ground further, so that it can support the growth of what has been planted.
    Matthew 12:35
    - The heart brings forth. If we get the Word in our heart, our heart will bring forth that which is contained in The Word.
    - We have to trust the process.
    Isaiah 55:11
    God's word always produces fruit.

     

  • Apr 28, 2021Living By Faith , Part 12 “Faith to Stand”
    Apr 28, 2021
    Living By Faith , Part 12 “Faith to Stand”
    Series: Bible Study

    Daniel 3:16-30; Exodus 20:2-5
    - One of the hardest things for us to do is to be quiet. We don't have to answer everything.
    - A great sign of power is restraint.
    - We have to learn to let God fight our battles.
    - Our faith should be in God's ability.
    - Is our faith in God's ability or is it in will God do it?
    - Sometimes God does not do what He is able to do.
    - We need to have God-based ethics and not situational rurality.
    - Taking a stand for God requires faith.
    - We need faith to refuse to bow.
    - We need to make sure the Word is in us.
    - No one can bind us if God wants us free.
    - It's our obedience and our faith that brings the fire.
    - We need to refuse to take the easy way out.
    - We have to remember that God will be with us in the fire.
    Isaiah 43:1-3
    - We may be in the fire, but God will get us out.

  • Apr 21, 2021Living By Faith, Part 11 “Doers of the Word, Part 2”
    Apr 21, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 11 “Doers of the Word, Part 2”
    Series: Bible Study

    James 2:14-26; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 4:1-5; Hebrews 11:4,5,7-9,11,17,23-27; Matthew 21:28-32
    - If we have the faith that saves us, then that faith would be seen by our works.
    - Simply saying be warm and be filled is not demonstrative of our faith.  Faith is demonstrated by action.
    - If we are really saved, we will have some works,
    - Good works reveal what is going on in our hearts.
    - There is a difference in knowing God and obeying Him.
    - Faith requires a corresponding action.
    - We need to have acts of obedience to back up our belief- our faith.
    - The good works that we do complete our faith.
    - Faith alone saves, but faith that saves is never alone. -John Calvin
    - There is always a doing behind the faith.
    - We pray for relief by faith, when God answers, we must do something.
    - God looks for us to do something behind the faith we profess.
    - God cannot say well done, if we're not doing anything.

  • Apr 14, 2021Living By Faith, Part 10 “Doers of the Word”
    Apr 14, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 10 “Doers of the Word”
    Series: Bible Study

    James 1:19-25; Proverbs 4:7; John 8:31; Hebrews 2:1; Luke 11:27-28; Matthew 7:21-26
    - God saved us by His Word, so we should be quick to hear His Word.
    - Our wrath will take us out of our right standing with God.
    - Meekness, strength under control.
    - The Word of God is a treasure that we need to receive with a gentle and humble spirit.
    - Engrafted Word is a Word that is planted in our hearts.
    - If we do not receive the engrafted Word of God the devil can come and steal it.
    - A hearer only is forgetful of the Word heard.
    The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9,18-23; Mark 4:1-9,13-20; Luke 8:4-8,11-15)
    Acts 8:26-40, Philip and the Eunuch
    - The care of things can choke out the Word.
    - Being productive is more than being active.
    - A doer of the Word keeps the Word.
    - One of the biggest differences between a doer and a hearer is doers are committed to the Word.
    - In consistency, lies the power.
    - True disciples show themselves in doing.
    - The one who is blessed hears the Word and puts it into practice.
    - Hearer only deceives themselves, is forgetful and is foolish.
    - The hearer only crashes, the doer of the Word stands.

     

  • Apr 7, 2021After the Resurrection
    Apr 7, 2021
    After the Resurrection
    Series: Bible Study

    John 20:11-29, 21:1-14 ; Mark 15:43; Isaiah 51:12; Luke 24:13-32
    - No improvisation with angels, say what the Lord says.
    - We need to crave Jesus, remember Joseph of Arimathea.
    - One of the first things Jesus did after the resurrection was comfort someone when they were sad.
    - Jesus knows everything, but He still asks questions.
    - After speaking to sorrow, Jesus then spoke to confusion.
    - Jesus speaks peace to those who are fearful.
    - Jesus came back 8 days later just for Thomas. God gives us special attention.
    - We have a God who is interested in giving us a new beginning.
    - Sometimes we're on the wrong side of things; we just need to change sides.
    - Jesus satisfied their need. They went from nothing to more than enough.
    - We have a God whose kind.

  • Mar 31, 2021Maundy Thursday
    Mar 31, 2021
    Maundy Thursday
    Series: Bible Study

    Luke 22:14-20, 39-43; John 13:1-15,31-35

    - Jesus instituted Communion on Thursday.

    - Communion can be taken at any time.

    - Relationships are not about rules. Religion is about rules.

    - Jesus gets upset when we make it harder to worship.

    - We have to get comfortable with not knowing. God will reveal what we don't know hereafter.

    - We have to avoid doing things just because of a ritual.

    - We may be in authority over others, but God expects us to have a heart of servant leadership.

    - God commands us to love one another as Jesus loved us.

    - Communion, Servant Leadership, Love, Humility is what Jesus taught on Maundy Thursday.

    - Humility is choosing God's will over our own,

    - When we walk in humility, heaven shows up.

  • Mar 24, 2021Overcoming Setbacks
    Mar 24, 2021
    Overcoming Setbacks
    Series: Bible Study

    Romans 8:35-37; Psalm 32:2, 51:6, 37:23-24, 145:14:41:10;  Galatians 1:10; Proverbs 16:18, 19:2; John 11:1-4,39-40,43; Micah 7:8

     

    - If we love ourselves, we ought to be ourselves.

    - One of the things we can do to avoid falling is being ourselves.

    - When we try to be someone that we're not, we're operating in a spirit of deceit.

    - We need to be true to who we are.

    - We can please God by being who He made us to be.

    - We can fall when we think we know more than God, by doing what we want, instead of what God tells us to do.

    - When we fall, we have to realize there is a reason we fell in the first place.

    - When we fall, we need to consider where we are before we try to get up.

    - Glory takes time.

    - There's no success without a failure.

    - We don't need a lot of people; all we need is one.

    - God will pick us up when we fall.

    - We fall down, but we get up.

     

    1. Be Yourself.
    2. When you fall take your time getting up.
    3. If you fall, realize that you will rise again.
  • Mar 17, 2021Living By Faith, Part 8 “Building Up Our Hope,” Part 2
    Mar 17, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 8 “Building Up Our Hope,” Part 2
    Series: Bible Study

    1 Samuel 30:1-6, 7-16, 17-19; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Psalm 16:8-9; Romans 15:4; Colossians 1:27; Exodus 33:17-19

     

    - If there is nothing to hope for, then faith has nothing to do.

    - It's a blessing to have people in your life to encourage you. But it's even better when you can encourage yourself.

    - Every time we share the Word, it presents an opportunity to empower.

    - We have to know that there is a way out of our situation.

    - We need to push past our pain and turn to God for encouragement

    - God is orchestrating right now to make sure we have what we need.

    -  David encouraged himself by seeking out God.

    - Even in our strength, we need to have humility.

    - The idea of encouraging yourself is in the face of adversity.

    - Affliction can either destroy us or be our growth agent.

    - When we have that confident expectation in the midst of the fire, God will show up.

    - It's better to forgo the pity party and get into the presence of God.

    - Stay in the Word. It will give us hope and comfort.

    - Christ in you, the hope of glory.

    - Christ is the confident expectation of the revealed goodness of God, which is why we can encourage ourselves.

  • Mar 10, 2021Living By Faith, Part 8 “Building Up Our Hope”
    Mar 10, 2021
    Living By Faith, Part 8 “Building Up Our Hope”
    Series: Bible Study

    Romans 4:16-21; Hebrews 11:1; 1 Samuel 1:8-18

    - Our believing and hoping must be according to that which was spoken.

    - There's no reason to hope, but we believe anyway.

    - Faith is acting or living like the promises of God are true.

    - Biblical hope is not wishful thinking.

    - Hope is a confident expectation that God will do what He said.

    - So many times do we not understand the depth of someone's pain.  Not understanding may not be a malicious thing.

    - Just because someone doesn't get it doesn't mean that they don't want to.

    - Hannah wanted to do something different.

    - It's a mark of godliness when we have every right to be mad, but respond in grace.

    - Our soul can be lifted up, our psyche can be changed, even when things all around us remain the same. That is the power of hope.

    - When hope begins to dissipate, so do our words.

    - Hopelessness takes away our voice.

    - God will fill us when our mouths are open.