Freedom Ministries Satellite Fellowship
Having Great Faith
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
Testimonies: 5 minutes
Review: Having Great Faith
Jesus only mentioned “great faith” twice. He told the Centurion in Matthew 8 and the mother of a demon-possessed child in Matthew 15 they had great faith. Both were Gentiles, and not part of the Old Covenant. They relied completely on the unmerited favor of Jesus. When we rely completely on the underserved favor of God, and not our own faith, Jesus looks at us and says we have great faith.
Romans 4:16 says, “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed.” In other words, the promises of God become sure when we realize that it is because of grace, or unmerited favor, and not our own abilities, works or faith. When we think we have to do something to activate the promises, they are no longer sure because our faith can waiver. If God said He will do it, He will do it! We are supposed to look at Jesus, and not examine ourselves to see if we have enough faith.
The Message translation makes it very clear that we are to have faith in Jesus, not work at building our own faith.
Ephesians 2:8 The Message : “Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving.”
When we work to build our own faith, we become self-conscious and our faith actually diminishes. We are to look at Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. When we look at His nature, we realize His desire is to make us whole in every area of our lives. When you look at Jesus’ compassion, His glory, His power and His grace, faith will automatically be there. Our faith can waiver. But Jesus’ faith is a constant. When you look only to Him and trust Him to complete every area of our lives, Jesus will credit you with “great faith.”
Prayer 1: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. As you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit will give you the perfect words to utter. It is the perfect prayer and will always be answered!
Offering: 5 minutes (Share one scripture and then take the offering.)
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Share God’s goodness together.
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen