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October 27, 2013

Message Seven



Living Faith for the Future
MATTHEW 15:21-28
An Experiential Exegesis of E X PO NE N TIAL F AI TH
1. Messiah’s miracle ________________, 8:1-17 2. Messiah’s miraculous ___________________, 8:23-9:8 3. Messiah’s miracle ______________, 9:18-34 Mark 7:25-26 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:

THESIS: Faith is an _______________________ element, because just putting in a little will get you a lot out.

Christ & the Canaanite Woman

Nov 3 Nov 16-18 BAPTISMS: The Mission of Grace, Rom 5:1-11 Pastor Stephen Scibelli, Baltimore, MD Sunday AM & PM and Monday Noon at HBC, Monday 7:00p.m. at Midtown Baptist Temple, 40th & Walnut Nov 10 The Prayer Life of Living Faith, Luke 18:35-43

f a it h b u i ld i ng
1. Starts with a __________ (the word) and you must pray for direction, 21-22 2. Moves to a ________________ (the walk) and you must prepare for action, 22 3. There will be __________ (the wait) and patience is a virtue, 23a
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4. There will be ____________________ (the work) so plan for opposition, 23-24 A. ________________, 23b B. __________________________, 24

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5. Sometimes there’s a ________ end so you must press for God’s purpose, 25-28 Point 1. Faith is not something ______ have, but something that has you, and the moment you make the right decision, you are strengthening the muscle of faith. Point 2. Only ________ will test the validity of any decision. Definition: In kunarion, Jesus uses a word that does not mean a stray dog, but a little __________ dog. James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Eph 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Psa 34:2-3 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.



Notes on Matthew: • Matthew’s name means, Gift of the Lord • He presents Christ as the Messiah, King of the Jews • He makes 65 references Outline Matthew 15:21-28 to the OT, “that it might be fulfilled” • He talks about the “kingdom of heaven” 33 times (only in this gospel)

I. BROKENHEARTED DESPERATION, 21-24 A. Her Separation, 21 B. Her Desperation, 22 C. Her Frustration, 23-24 1. Discouragement, 23 2. Denial, 24 II. KINDHEARTED DETERMINATION, 25-28 A. A Reminder, 25-26 1. Adoration: hope beyond despair, 25 2. Humiliation: humility beyond compare, 26 B. A Response, 27-28 1. Reasoned argumentation, 27 2. Rewarding consolation, 28

Fast Facts

M ONDAYS • Proverbs and Prayer Men! We have a prayer meeting at the church from noon to 1:00P.M. Feel free to bring a friend and your lunch, or else we have sandwich fixings, chips and soda provided. THIS FRIDAY • Pinterest Live! Monthly ladies craft circle in the gym, 10:00A.M.-1:00P.M. NEXT SUNDAY • Baptisms! in both services—sign up today in the lobby. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9 • Being Single with Joy and Purity seminar for women 3:00-7:00P.M. Deb Molder from Midtown Baptist Temple will be our guest speaker, light dinner will be served. Sign-up in the lobby. Questions? Jackie SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 • New third service starts at 8:00A.M. We routinely turn away up to 30 cars at 9:00A.M. So this is a trial run with NO childcare (including no nursery), abbreviated praise & announcements, and just drop-off offering at the box in the back. ALL other services stay the same (for now!)

SUNDAY NIGHT •Doctrine: Backgrounds to Prophecy! 5:30-7:00P.M. Jr Choir (kids K-5th grade) work on the Christmas program. $1 pizza for the family after in the gym! WEDNESDAY • 7:00-8:30P.M. AWANA, our Bible club for kids 2yrs-6th grade. Adults will be in Psalm 137. TWITTER.COM FACEBOOK.COM @hbcbluesprings

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