Growing Faith | Emmanuel: God With Us | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

December 3, 2023   /   Koinonia Church

Growing Faith | Emmanuel: God With Us | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

 

Matthew 1:20-23 NIV: But after he had considered this an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

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The Problem: Jesus can be us and we still can have .

Matthew 8:23-27 NIV: Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

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Faith is the thing in your walk with Jesus.

 

Why Faith is Important

 

1. We are by faith.

Ephesians 2:8 NIV: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

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2. We are by faith.

Galatians 3:11 NIV: Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”

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3. We by faith.

2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV: For we live by faith, not by sight.

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4. Faith is the of the Kingdom of God.

Hebrews 11:6 NIV: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

 

The Potential of Your Faith

 

Faith is a in seeing God’s activity in your life.

Mark 6:5 ESV: And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.

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How to Grow Your Faith: from Mustard Seed faith to Mountain Moving Faith

 

Everyone gets !

Romans 12:3 NIV: For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

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1. Faith grows by .

Romans 1:17 NKJV: For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

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2. Faith grows by .

Romans 10:17 NLT: So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

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3. Faith grows by .

Romans 10:8-10 NIV: But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, ”that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

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Revelations 12:11 NIV: They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;

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