Sermons on Faith
2 Timothy 3:14-17James 1:22-25Colossians 3:16 liferoads.org/soapliferoads.org/bibleblueletterbible.orgbiblegateway.com
Matthew 7:24-27Psalm 1:1-4John 15:1-11
James 1:1-4 Romans 5:3-5 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 Romans 8:28-29 James 1:5
Isaiah 40:28-31 Psalms 130:1-8
Christmas season often inspires feelings of warmth and comfort. The Christmas story has some elements of conflict to it though. Jesus was born into a world at conflict, and his ministry created conflict. But Jesus came into the world to fix the broken things and nothing is able to stop him.
We aren’t amazed when the description of “X” matches the actual appearance of “X” when we buy a product. However, even though the coming of the messiah was prophesied (description of “X”), we continue to be amazed at the was Christ fulfilled those prophesies.
David’s lack of fear wasn’t because he was such a brave man on his own. He had courage because of his intimate relationship with God. His big faith was forged in the experiences of his daily life. Trust in God allowed David to be fearless.
Joshua 1:1-9 Why Joshua should be strong and courageous:1. God’s promise2. Spiritual practices3. God’s Presence Numbers 13:16Romans 8:31-39
Galatians 3:29Hebrews 11:1-6Hebrews 11:8-10Genesis 12:1-4 It takes faith to follow God’s call. Hebrews 11:11-12Genesis 15:1-6 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions. Hebrews 11:13-19 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions in spite of the circumstances.
Too often it is easiest to focus on the negative things in life. We lose focus of what is most important, and we begin to focus on our circumstances. Fear can have some long-reaching consequences, as we will learn from this week’s story.
Have you ever walked into a thick fog? From the outside it looks so dense! Once you step foot inside the fog, you realize it is not what it seemed from the outside. Fear is similar. When we dissect our fears, we will discover that there is no substance to it.