Morning Service – How Much Faith?

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How Much Faith?
Matt. 17:14-21


Principle # 1: God is in the process of preparing you for Heaven

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all…being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Trinity Jameson
Principle #2: There is a time for action and a time for listening/wait/learning.

Before we can “do” something for God we must first learn to listen “to” God
Principle # 3: Telling needs to be done in God’s Timing

One of the most important things the disciples had to learn was to live by FAITH!
Romans 1:17
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,

just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
2 Corinthians 5:5-8 & 10
Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose (Heaven) is God,

who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

For we live by faith, not by sight.

We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,

so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.


Story: (Matt. 17:14-20)

Mark 9:18
Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground.

He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.

I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
“great faith”
Roman centurion
Canaanite woman
What is faith?
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Faith is believing in something that you are not presently seeing, feeling, touching SO firmly that you are willing to act upon it.

Stages of Faith

Saving Faith
Eph. 2:8-9

Romans 3:22
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

There is no difference between Jew and Gentile.
Sustaining / Growing Faith

Heb. 12:2 Jesus is the “perfecter of our faith”


Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything
Sensational Faith

Acts 6:5
… They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…

Acts 7:56
“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”