Don't just say you have faith; show it with evidence. (V. 22 :pencil2:…
Don't just say you have faith; show it with evidence.
STORY: Putting in contacts
When you want it, you GET IT!
STORY: Going through school.
Deep desires and values that drive us
You will find the time, money, the desire!
MY MOM: You always find time for the things you want to do!
ISSUE: When our "values" don't align with our lifestyle.
Surprise the World
: Faith that raises people's eyebrows.
Are we wasting time with an empty faith?
point? Impact? Difference?
they have faith. But is that it?
SERIOUS: Does this faith
What kind of faith doesn't save?
The person in need didn't ask for help.
Xian had good intentions. :smiley:
Don't compare yourself to others!
"I am sorry 5 dollars. How much are you sorry?"
Faith without works: dead, lifeless, it doesn't help anyone.
Argument: Romans 3:28 - Salvation by faith alone?
How do you show someone you have faith, without works?
You simply SAY it.
ATTITUDE: You live your way, I'll live mine.
Paul - Before conversion James - After conversion
ILLUSTRATION: Scar stories
BIG IDEA! :explode:
Faith is like the wings of a bird.
Demons shudder - We have authority
We SAY we believe, but we worship like He's dead!
Faith is a change of heart (Romans 10:9-10)
Abraham: I'm with you! Ok, prove it.
What kind of God would do that?
But we don't obey him in smaller things.
We act like we know more than God!
Abraham knew God would raise Isaac.
Activated = to collaborate
Michael Frost: Habits release certain values
Peter walking on water. Didn't try it beforehand.
If we don't use our faith in tough times, it's pointless! :fire:
BIG IDEA! :explode:
Child of God vs Friend of God
You start acting like your friends.
Acts 4:13 :pencil2:
Rahab risked her life!
Dead faith is like a dead body
BIG IDEA :explode:
Can ppl recognize you've been hanging with Jesus?
If not, do you desire that?
MY PRAYER FOR THIS CHURCH
Any social club can do what we're doing.
I want what I read in Acts.
Imagine if we all re-evaluated our life.
Align it with our faith
What we DO and SAY should be covered by the Gospel!
Let's ask God to show us better habits.
Tough times will come. Fix your eyes on Jesus!
Illustration: THE LITE CHURCH