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Faith In His

Greatness
Pastor John Isaacs
KingsWay Community Church
January 3, 2010
Experiencing God
again and again,
will develop
great faith,

in 2010!
Ephesians 1:15-22
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For this reason, ever since I
heard about your faith in the Lord
Jesus and your love for all the
saints, 16 I have not stopped giving
thanks for you, remembering you
in my prayers. 17 I keep asking
that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the glorious Father, may
give you the Spirit of wisdom and
Ephesians 1:15-22 (cont.)
18
I pray also that the eyes of your
heart may be enlightened in
order that you may know the
hope to which He has called you,
the riches of His glorious
inheritance in the saints, 19 and
His incomparably great
power for us who believe. That
power is like the working of His
Ephesians 1:15-22 (cont.)
20
which He exerted in Christ
when He raised Him from
the dead and seated Him at
His right hand in the heavenly
realms, 21 far above all rule and
authority, power and dominion,
and every title that can be given,
not only in the present age but
also in the one to come. 22 And
Ephesians 1:15-17 (cont.)
His feet and appointed Him to be
head over everything for the
church, 23 which is His body, the
fullness of Him who fills
everything in every way.
3 Steps to
take, in the
pursuit of a
relationship
1
Remove
Every
Barrier
That
Creates a
2
Increase
Your
Knowledge
Of Who
The Bible
3
Pursue an
Intimate
Relationshi
p with
Jesus.
Christianity is …

Primarily a
RELATIONSH
IP
We
James 4:8
Draw near
to God and
He will draw
near to you.
5
unique
“abiding
1.
contemplativ
• Enjoy solitude and silence.
• Enjoy meditation and reflection.
• Extended worship and prayer
e
times.
• High spiritual sensitivity.
• Tend to come across a little
“weird.”
• Often great song writers and
2.
intellectual
• Enjoy reading and studying the
Word.
• Enjoy intellectually challenging
books.
• They look for substance and
theology.
• Once convinced they are
passionate.
3. active
• Enjoy serving others for Christ.
• Enjoy being an instrument of
God.
• They thrive on “kingdom”
activity.
• They love to see growth and
progress.
• They are good at motivating
4.
relational
• Prefer corporate prayer and
worship.
• Enjoy group study more than
individual.
• They thrive on fellowship.
• They love the concept of
community.
• They are primarily motivated by
5. spiritual
• Thrive on feeling God’s presence.
• Love spiritual warfare and
supernatural.
• They seek out spiritual
experiences.
• Active faith in praying for others.
• They are energized by God’s
power.
contemplativ
e
 intellectual

 active

 relational

Hebrews 11:6
And it is impossible to
please God without
faith. Anyone who
wants to come to Him
must believe that God
exists and that He
rewards those who
• Faith is the
confident belief in the
trustworthiness of God.
• Faith is the
persuasion of the mind
that a certain condition,
situation, or statement
Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the
confidence that what
we hope for will
actually happen; it
gives us assurance
about things we cannot
Mark 10:52
And Jesus said to
him, "Go your way;
your faith has
made you
well." And
immediately he
Matthew 15:28
Then Jesus said to her,
"O woman, your
faith is great; it
shall be done for you as
you wish.'' And her
daughter was healed at
3 Enemies of
Faith
1. Apathetic Spirit
2. Anxious Spirit
3. Past Memories
APATHY
• Having a lazy spirit.
• Living without passion.
• Living without vision.
• Living without goals.
ANXIETY
• Being in a state of intense
apprehension.
• Having excessive
uncertainty.
• Feeling exaggerated
anticipation for the worst
MEMORY
• Rehearsing past failures.
• Reminding ourselves of
all the times our faith didn’t
work.
• Recalling lost hopes and
dreams.
Psalm 18:28-36
28
 You light a lamp for me. The
LORD, my God, lights up my
darkness.
29
 In your strength I can crush
an army; with my God I can
scale any wall. 30  God’s way
is perfect. All the LORD’s
promises prove true. He is a
shield for all who look to him
Psalm 18:28-36 (cont.)
the LORD? Who but our God
is a solid rock? 32  God arms
me with strength, and he
makes my way perfect.
33
 He makes me as surefooted
as a deer, enabling me to
stand on mountain heights.
34
 He trains my hands for
battle; he strengthens my arm
Psalm 18:28-36
(cont.)
35
 You have given me your
shield of victory. Your right
hand supports me; your help
has made me great.
36
 You have made a wide
path for my feet to keep
them from slipping.
Faith To Live By!
1. His light displaces our darkness.
2. Not defeated by difficult obstacles.
3. Protection from our enemies.
4. Supernatural strength when needed.
5. In Him we rise above difficulty.
6. His Spirit leads us into our destinies.
7. We have success in life.
We need to have
Great FAITH
to live in the
strength of God’s
Great POWER!
Experiencing God
again and again,
will develop
great faith,

in 2010!