I Love My Church 2016
Faith is always a risk. Be a risk taker.
Risk: n. A venture undertaken without regard to
possible loss or injury.
v. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
The danger of not taking a faith risk.
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Rom 1:21
The danger of choosing temporal over eternal investments.
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matt 6:24
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Heb 10:24-25
1) Trust God and your faith will grow.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
Spiritual Emotional Relational Physical strength.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Rom 8:28
2) Be patient. The only thing you know is God is in charge.
Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7
3) God rewards your sacrifice.
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 2 Cor 9:6
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2 Cor 9:6
4) God won’t quit you even when you quit Him.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Phil 1:6