2/6/11 Sunday sermon Pastor W.F. Two Words to Remember Mark 5:25-36, Luke 8:50, Matt 14:28-31, Nehemiah 8:10,I Peter 1:8,Mark 9:21,Mark 11:23-24
When the woman touched Jesus she did so with her faith. Its our faith in Jesus that will make us whole. Whatever it is that is broken in our lives, if we have faith in Jesus, God will make things whole.Luke 8:50 Fear not, only believe and be made whole.
Two words that will make changes in our lives:
Only….. Believe or Believe……Only.
This is faith without doubt or any unbelief. We have to have control over our emotions so faith can operate and function. We cannot pray “scared prayers”. Fear and Faith don’t work together. There are emotions that hinder faith: fear, distress, doubt , blues, melancholy. We must encourage ourselves in the Lord.
Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is our strength. We must be joyful in God for our faith to work. Our rejoicing is to be in God. Joy and Faith go together. I Peter 1:8 Yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable.
Faith can be contaminated with doubt----
1) Matt 14:2 Peter walked on the water in faith but then he got doubt and began to sink. The atmosphere changed when the waves began to rush. Peter got scared and had doubt. The atmosphere has to be right for faith to work. When the atmosphere around Peter changed, unbelief and doubt came in. When Peter began to sink, Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him.
This shows that Peter was closer to Jesus than he was to the boat. Peter had walked in faith on the water toward Jesus for a little while.
vs. 31 Jesus said Peter had a little faith before he got scared and began to sink .So we can all have a little faith and it will work as long as there is no doubt. Its not the size of the faith that’s important but that we have pure faith. No doubt! Peter’s problem wasn’t with having faith, His problem was with having doubt. Doubt cancels out Faith. Fear entered into Peter’s mind. Doubt lives inside of Fear.
2) Mark 9:21-29 If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Its our responsibility to believe then the miracles of Jesus can happen to us. Its God’s responsibility to heal us and answer our prayers.God is the ONLY healer. Doctors just prescribe medicines. They can’t heal. Doubt is to our faith like kryptonite is to Superman. Superman had no power when there was kryptonite. So is doubt to our faith.
3) Mark 11:23-34 Believe with no doubt and you shall have what you pray for. ***Faith Only ! ***Believe Only ! Faith with the absence of doubt in the heart and mind will cause what we say to come to pass. We can talk in faith to our body and it will not stay sick. We can have what we say if we…..
Have Faith, No Doubt, Just Believe in God Our Father.