Presentation on theme: "FAITH [feyth] NOUN 1. confidence or trust in a person or thing 2.belief that is not based on proof of the five senses 3.belief in God or in the doctrines."— Presentation transcript:
FAITH [feyth] NOUN 1. confidence or trust in a person or thing 2.belief that is not based on proof of the five senses 3.belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion 4.belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty 5.a system of religious belief: the Christian faith the Jewish faith
FAITH·FUL [feyth-fuhl] ADJECTIVE 1.steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends. 2.true to one's word, promises, vows, etc. 3.strict or thorough in the performance of duty: e.g. a faithful worker. 4.reliable, trusted, or believed. 5.adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy
Why is Abraham called the Father of Faith? A.He was a righteous man who did a lot of good things B.He believed God C.He had a daughter named Faith D.He started the Jewish religion
Why is Abraham called the Father of Faith? A.He was a righteous man who did a lot of good things B.He believed God C.He had a daughter named Faith D.He started the Jewish religion See Romans 4:1-3 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter[that is, in regard to being acceptable before God]? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about -- but not before God. What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." (Romans 4:1-3 NIV)
Genesis 22:1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Compare to Adam’s response: Genesis 3: They heard the sound of the L ORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the L ORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the L ORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Genesis 22:1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Genesis 22:7-8 7 And Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father and said…….. “Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.”
John 1: 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
STAYING FAITHFUL In light of what we have looked at so far, what does it mean, to STAY FAITHFUL?
STAYING FAITHFUL HOW?
STAYING FAITHFUL.THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL STUDY THE BIBLE REGULARLY
STAYING FAITHFUL.THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL STUDY THE BIBLE REGULARLY (2 Timothy 2:15) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." "...Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The Bible reveals God's will to man so that he may worship and serve God acceptably. Those that stay faithful study God’s word.
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL PRAY REGULARLY
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL PRAY REGULARLY (Luke 18:1)"Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart." Jesus taught the disciples to pray. (Matthew 6:9-15.) Prayer should be daily, sincere, fervent and real. Christians are taught to, "Pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Those that stay faithful pray on a regular basis
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL ATTEND CHURCH REGULARLY
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL ATTEND CHURCH REGULARLY Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." It follows the example of Jesus. Luke 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. Or, as one version put it, “as He was in the habit of doing.” Christians enjoy the fellowship of other Christians, and they love to worship together Those who stay faithful gather regularly with their church family
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL TRY TO WIN OTHERS TO CHRIST
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL TRY TO WIN OTHERS TO CHRIST (Acts 5:42) "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ." (2 Timothy 2:2)"And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Those that stay faithful try to win others.
STAYING FAITHFUL THOSE WHO STAY FAITHFUL STUDY THE BIBLE REGULARLY PRAY REGULARLY ATTEND CHURCH REGULARLY TRY TO WIN OTHERS TO CHRIST