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1 Together at Westpoint 2011 Thursday 18 th – Sunday 21 st August 2011 Book in now!

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3 Steve Petch Sunday 1 st May 2011 Life as God Intended Part 19: Faithfulness Galatians 5 v

4 Faithfulness is … “Keeping commitments, regardless of difficulty” “Love holding on patiently”

5 1. Faithfulness is demonstrated by our actions over time

6 2. Faithfulness goes against the flow of our culture

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8 “AND THEY SAID IT WOULDN’T LAST!” “I can’t promise you forever… … but I can promise you today”

9 3. Faithfulness can bring us into our destiny in God Hebrews 6 v 12: “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through FAITH and PATIENCE inherit what has been promised”

10 4. The Bible encourages faithfulness and commends people for faithfulness Prayer (Rom 12v12) Ministry (Col 1v7) Marriage (Heb 13v4) Serving (Eph 6v21) ‘Small things’ (Matt 25v21) Witnessing (Rev 2v13) Truth (3 John 3v4) ‘Even to the point of death’ (Rev 2v10)

11 4. The Bible encourages faithfulness and commends people for faithfulness 1 Corinthians 4v1-2: “Men ought to regard us as servants of Christ … Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove FAITHFUL”

12 4. The Bible encourages faithfulness and commends people for faithfulness 1 Corinthians 4v1-2: “Men ought to regard us as servants of Christ … Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove FAMOUS ”

13 4. The Bible encourages faithfulness and commends people for faithfulness 1 Corinthians 4v1-2: “Men ought to regard us as servants of Christ … Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove FAITHFUL ”

14 5. The basis of our faithfulness is that God is faithful to us Psalm 33 v 4: “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

15 God is faithful in his actions Psalm 33 v 4: “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

16 God is faithful in his words Psalm 33 v 4: “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Psalm 145 v 13: “The Lord is faithful to all his promises”

17 God is faithful in his words To be with us (Matt 28v20) Salvation/eternal life (John 3v16) The Holy Spirit (Acts 2v38-39) To provide a way out when we are tempted (1 Cor 10v13) Never to leave us or forsake us (Heb 13v5) To prepare a place for us (John 14v2-3) To raise us up from death (John 6v40) An inheritance (Eph 1v14) Some of God’s promises to us:

18 God is faithful in his words Psalm 33 v 4: “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Psalm 145 v 13: “The Lord is faithful to all his promises”

19 God is faithful to forgive 1 John 1v9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness ”

20 God is faithful… … in his ACTIONS … … in his WORDS … … in FORGIVENESS WE ARE CALLED TO BE LIKE HIM

21 God is faithful… … in his ACTIONS … … in his WORDS … … in FORGIVENESS What does this mean for… … my marriage relationship?

22 God is faithful… … in his ACTIONS … … in his WORDS … … in FORGIVENESS What does this mean for… … my relationship with God?

23 God is faithful… … in his ACTIONS … … in his WORDS … … in FORGIVENESS What does this mean for… … my relationship with the church?

24 Galatians 5 v 22: “The fruit of the Spirit is … faithfulness …” How do we grow this fruit?

25 Steve Petch Sunday 1 st May 2011 Life as God Intended Part 19: Faithfulness Galatians 5 v


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