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By Faith

Outline—Hebrews 11:1–6

  1. Faith matters (vv. 1–3)
  2. Content matters (v. 3)
  3. Obedience matters (vv. 4–5)
  4. Endurance matters (v. 6)

Take Home Points

  • Real faith is real seeing.
  • God always writes the last chapter.
  • Faith moves from the grand and lofty to the mundane and daily.
  • Are you being faithful in the small things?
  • Faith is an unseen force that does not submit to experimental science.

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Outline—Matthew 9:18–34

  1. Jesus’ authority over faith (vv. 18–19)
  2. Jesus’ authority over disease (vv. 20–22)
  3. Jesus’ authority over death (vv. 23–26)
  4. Jesus’ authority over disability (vv. 27–32)
  5. Jesus’ authority over devilry (vv. 32–33)

Take Home Points

  • When you witness to someone, be patient.
  • Jesus is the worthy object of your faith; He will not fail you.

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Hebrews 10:19–25—Outline not available.

Related Scripture

  • 1 Corinthians 13

Take Home Points

  • Wait on the Lord; expect him to return at any time.
  • What would you do differently if you were the last generation on earth?
  • Christ is worthy of your confidence.

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Outline—Daniel 1

  • Daniel’s story (vv. 1–7)
  • Daniel’s stand (vv. 8–16)
  • Daniel’s success (vv. 17–21)

References

  • P.P. Bliss Hymn Dare To Be a Daniel
  • Wilmington’s Study Guide
  • John Benson Daniel: Dreams and Destiny

Great Periods of Miracles in History

  • Time of Moses and Joshua
  • Time of Elija and Elisha
  • Time of Daniel
  • Time of Christ and His Disciples
  • Time of Peter and Paul

Excuses to avoid

  • I don’t like vegetables.
  • It is the law.
  • I might be punished.
  • I might spoil my future.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
  • God hasn’t been fair to me.
  • An idol isn’t real, so what difference does it make?
  • Everyone else is doing it.

Take Home Points

  • The world seeks to erase the marks of a believer, so what are you doing to make sure they can’t erase yours?
  • Don’t give up because of a roadblock.
  • If you are faithful to God, you will see his faithfulness to you.
  • The one who is sensitive to the trivial details of obediance will be faithful in the major ones.
  • Holy living makes a man able to discern his world.
  • Obedience will show on your face.
  • Obedience will show to to the lost world.

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Outline—Philippians 2:25–30

  1. Praiseworthy identities (v. 25a)
  2. Invaluable friend (v. 25b)
  3. Changed pagan lives (vv. 26–28)
  4. A warm embrace (vv. 29–30)

Take Home Points

  • Don’t you want to have friends like Epaphroditus and Timothy?
  • What would it take for you to be a friend like Epaphroditus or Timothy?
  • What you do by the Holy Spirit’s grace is a sacred ministry.
  • Let God continue to transform you.

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Outline—1 Kings 17:8–16

  1. Rewarded faith (vv. 8, 9)
  2. Stretched faith (vv. 9–11)
  3. Challenged faith (vv. 12–14)
  4. Strengthened faith (vv. 15, 16)

Take Home Points

  • Faith in the provider is more important than faith in the provision.
  • The humbling tasks that God puts in our lives are sometimes designed to prepare us for the next big step.
  • God will lead in ways that surprises—so expect surprises!
  • We need to learn to practice our faith. Develop a good “faith ethic.”
  • God meets the need at the important time.

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