Faith: To endure, Mar 9, 2008

Faith: to endure

– Enduring as we’re believing God for a breakthrough
Heb. 10:36-39 – God wants us to walk as people of endurance
 – Activate God’s promises by believing them

Heb. 12:1-2 – Jesus was in it for the long haul, He endured the cross because there was going to be a breakthrough

Matt. 24:13 – God wants us to endure to the end
 – Following Jesus is the definition of commitment
Matt. 12:32-33 – Commitment demands action
 – don’t run away
Matt. 5:37
 – stay commited to God, spouse, children
 – don’t talk about the size of my problems, talk about the size of God
 – we need to be people of prayer, make prayer a way of life
Eph. 6:18, 1 Thess. 5:17

PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens

 – every area of my life needs to be sensitized by the Holy Spirit
 – prayer is acknowledging that we’re not in control
 – prayer is my greatest weapon as a Christian

John 15:7
 – as people of praise, we need to experience praising God because it releases faith
 – praise reminds us that God is in control