Monday, October 15, 2007

Life on Loan: Redefine Your Faith - Acts 21:10-15, Matthew 16:21-26, James 2:14-19

How do you look at faith? Like a vitamin that you take every day to keep spiritually healthy? Like a good luck charm that keeps you from harm? Like a parachute to catch you when things get too intense? Like a book of rules to keep us on the straight and narrow? Do we get so stuck on these ideas that we miss what faith is really all about. If we are to fulfill our purpose with the lives God has loaned us, we must take a step back and redefine our faith, to align it with the faith found in God’s Word.

  • The Attitude of Faith
    • Bring it On! - ...I am ready not only to be bound, but to die... Acts 21:10-15
    • Get Behind Me - ... you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men... -Matthew 16:21-23
  • The Action of Faith
    • Follow Me - If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. - Matthew 16:24-26
    • Show Me - ...I will show you my faith by my deeds. - James 2:14-19