Sunday 3/20/11 Pastor Ed sermon: Its All About Faith in the Name of Jesus PART 3 Luke 8:41-42, 49-56, John 6:38, John 6:56, John 15:7, Mark 8:15
BELIEVE ONLY ONLY BELIEVE
Luke 8:41-42, 49-50 Jairus had asked and believed that Jesus would and could save his daughter. When the men came to tell Jairus that his daughter was dead, Jesus said for him to not fear but to ONLY BELIEVE.
We must be careful of “hardness of heart” as well as unbelief. People may know Jesus can heal them but they are still sick. This is because of “hardness of heart”. Jesus used the words “dull” and “dull of hearing”. Hardness of heart is spiritually retardation. A seed can be put on the ground but if the ground is hard, the seed cannot grow. The ground needs to be softened first.
Hardness of heart makes people not think right! People don’t start lying and get into adultery just like that. Their heart has to be hardened first. When they stop spending time with God, stop fellowshipping with God’s people, then their heart gets hardened after a while. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. We must mix faith with what we hear.
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*Beware of the Doctrine of the Pharisees: Their doctrine was a source of unbelief. They pushed the spirit of the anti-christ, the devil. The spirit of the anti-christ works thru people and it is still here. This doctrine is designed to take the power out of the Word of God. The belief that we are still Old sinners saved by grace is NOT true! We are not sinners anymore. We are New creations in Christ and are to enjoy the blessings of God!
*Beware the Leaven of Pharisees: The belief that Jesus was poor is another lie designed to take power out of the Word of God. Jesus was NOT a fox living in a hole! Jesus was just figuratively speaking. He was not poor but some churches preach that we are to be poor so we can be humble and Christ like. Some churches preach us to be of little power and to have little expectations of God. This is the doctrine of poverty and this robs people of the blessings of God.
*Beware the Doctrine of Herod: This doctrine is designed by the anti-christ. This has the political mindset that says the government will and should take care of us. Social Security. God has a BETTER plan for us than social security. God takes care of our physical body and our finances. When the Israelites came out of bondage from Egypt, they came out with silver and gold. John 6:38 We should trust and believe God. We are to rely on God’s Security not on social security. The doctrine of Herod wants us to forget God and to rely on the government.
*Beware the Doctrine of Inclusiveness: This doctrine has everything included, everything is accepted. Everyone is included and everyone is accepted. Its all about “political correctness”. If the government says its okay then its okay. Girls wrestling with boys, Dr Spock saying no spanking of children and people not speaking out against homosexuality. The pushing of having a global law that will make it illegal to say Jesus is the ONLY WAY to Heaven. This doctrine of inclusiveness will have all religions being a way to Heaven.
This is why Jesus said for us to eat the Word and let it get inside of us. We must eat it like Jesus said - eat His flesh and drink His blood.
We must Feed on the Word of God!!
The Word Must get Inside of Us!!!
John 6:56 When we eat and drink the Word, we will have healing and prosperity.
John 15:7 Abide in Jesus and Jesus will abide in us. We can ask what we will and it shall be done for us. Our prayers will work because our Faith will take what God has offered.