FAITH - LESSON 2 - 3
Living The World Overcoming Life
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Living The World Overcoming Life
1John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world - our faith
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
You are a world overcomer! - whether or not you feel like one.
As believers we were born to win!
2Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
~There is a body of believers in the earth today, filled with the Spirit of God, empowered by Jesus Christ, with heavens authority behind them, whose purpose is to light the way to Jesus for as many people as a lifetime will allow.
~Whether we will fulfill that purpose, is up to us to decide. God has already made all we need available.
~ Will you answer that call?
~ Will every morning find you a bright light, a fountain of living water?
Today let’s determine to go all in for Jesus. No more part time believer, but a true disciple of Jesus. All for God, holding nothing back!
~ In our lives we can expect situations to arise which we would prefer to see changed.
~ Even fairy tales have a villain, trying to make the life of the hero or heroine miserable.
~Often we will see trials that affect others and our heart feels for them.
What is the solution to these negative circumstances?
Can we do anything to actually make a difference?
If so, what is our first step?
Today we will look at the remedy. Even more than this, we will discover our place in God's grand plan as well as our duty as believers.
Step 1: Discard all the distractions and the trash.
Hebrews 12:2-3 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Notice here the word of God includes YOU in the family of faith described in chapter eleven! Don’t ever let the devil tell you your faith isn’t enough!
Step 2. Fully trust in God
Jeremiah 17:7-8 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out it roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; But it's leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit."
- Freedom from the fear which can accompany negative situations comes through our putting our full trust in God.
Step 3. Realize who you are in Christ!
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
- He doesn't see our sin! He sees us through Jesus shed blood!
- You are anointed and equipped of God to overcome the enemy always!
-The revelation YOU have, that Jesus is the Christ, IS the foundation on which the Christian church is built! (Matthew 16:13,16-18)
- You are part of this church!
-You are part of the ones who will push down the gates of hell!
- Don't fear! It is Christ in you!
- We are part of God's army!
Step 4. Run with purpose!
2 Corinthians 5:18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
- We have right standing with God because of the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
- Now we can 'come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in time of need'! (Hebrews 4:14-16)
- All of us are called to point people to Christ, no matter what your vocation or career.
Step 5. Pray fervently! (* part of praying is listening)
James 5:16b …the prayers of a righteous man avails much.
Let's live this life to the full.
Let's run this race to win. Jesus is with us and watching.
With His adding triumph to us in every battle we can't lose if we won't quit.
Keep running with God and we'll meet at the finish line!
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School Of Faith with Dan & Suzann Faith - Lesson 2 - 3