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1 FAITH IS MORE THAN JUST BELIEF

2 Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.

3 Belief = to accept as true or real - acceptance of the truth or reality of anything without certain proof. The Great Encyclopedia Dictionary

4 What is it about belief that makes it the faith God wants you to have?

5 John 4:46-50 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

6 John 4:51-54 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed. This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.

7 I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do - v46-49

8 A. Who was this person? I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

9 A. Who was this person? Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. - v46 1. Royal Official ( ἠ̂ ν τις βασιλικ ὸ ς ) = a person associated with a king. I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

10 A. Who was this person? Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. - v46 2. Probably a different event from healing the Centurion’s servant. Matthew 8:5-13 & Luke 7:1-10 I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

11 B. What did he need? I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

12 B. What did he need? And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. - v The Lord’s ability as a miracle worker. I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

13 B. What did he need? And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. - v Sick ( ἀ σθενέω ) = feeble, too weak to get out of bed. I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

14 B. What did he need? And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. - v The son was close to death! I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

15 C. How did the Lord respond to this type of belief? Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders you will never believe. - v48. I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

16 C. How did the Lord respond to this type of belief? 1. Faith must be more than just believing truths! John 2: Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. He did not need man’s testimony about man, for he knew what was in a man. I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

17 C. How did the Lord respond to this type of belief? 2. To have a personal relation- ship with the Lord more than intellectual belief is necessary! I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do.

18 I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do - v46-49 II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said - v50-53

19 A. What did He say? “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. - v50 II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

20 A. What did He say? “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. - v50 1. This person believed that if Jesus said it - that was good enough! II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

21 A. What did He say? 2. This was not a blind faith. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed. - v51-53 II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

22 B. How do you begin developing the faith God is looking for? II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

23 B. How do you begin developing the faith God is looking for? 1. Hear & study the word of God. Romans 10:17 - Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

24 B. How do you begin developing the faith God is looking for? 2. Accept & obey God’s word. James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

25 B. How do you begin developing the faith God is looking for? 3. Develop the conviction that the word of God is true without needing certainty. Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said.

26 I. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Could Do II. Belief was Expressed in What Lord Jesus Said III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is!

27 A. Who is Lord Jesus? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

28 A. Who is Lord Jesus? Matthew 16: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

29 A. Who is Lord Jesus? Matthew 16: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

30 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” - v52-53 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” - v52-53 III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

31 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” - v He is omnipresent - everywhere at the same time. 1. He is omnipresent - everywhere at the same time. III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

32 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” - v He is omnipotent - all powerful. III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

33 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” - v This statement means that Jesus is God Himself! III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

34 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? 3. This statement means that Jesus is God Himself! Christmas - Incarnation. III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

35 B. What did the servants’ answer say about Jesus? 3. This statement means that Jesus is God Himself! Matthew 16:16 - Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Romans 10:9 - That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

36 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? It establishes a relationship with the Lord as a person! III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

37 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 1. Does your faith have to reach maturity before the Lord will take you to heaven? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

38 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 1. Does your faith have to reach maturity before the Lord will take you to heaven? Luke 23: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

39 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 1. Does your faith have to reach maturity before the Lord will take you to heaven? Colossians 3: You have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

40 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 2. What are the real questions? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

41 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 2. What are the real questions? Have you come to know the Lord through the study of His word? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

42 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 2. What are the real questions? Have you come to know the Lord through living His lifestyle? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.

43 C. What is the faith God is looking for in you? 2. What are the real questions? Have you come to trust the Lord with your life? III. Faith is a Commitment to Who Lord Jesus Really Is.


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