What is Faith? - Videos

by Ernest O'Neill

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Man's Distrust of God - The Fall - Genesis 1:3
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Instead of choosing to live a life of faith, trusting in God for all that is needed in life, man chose to live independent of God. This talk is a summary of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden and how it affects our lives today.
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God's Saving Penalties - Genesis 3
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After the fall of man God's task was to expose Satan's deception so men would come back to him. This talk looks at God's saving penalties and precautions that could start the process of man's return.
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Living By Our Own Strength - Genesis 4
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When man fell from God's grace their ability to communicate with God died. If we ignore our dead spiritual condition caused by sin we live an impaired life isolated from God. Is there a remedy for this? Can we live a fruitful life again trusting in God?
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God Starts Over - Genesis 5
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In the story of Cain killing his brother Abel we can see the difference of a life lived trusting in God and one lived by our own strength. Why is one life rejected by God and another's accepted?
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The Tragedy of Mixed Marriage - Genesis 6
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God started over with man in the generation of Seth. Soon after men of faith married women without faith. This grieved God and created corruption and perversion again in man. How did God deal with this situation? What can we learn from this today?
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Faith Is Action - Genesis 7
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God acts when we act. Faith is action. It is obeying what God is telling us to do through our intuition. The account of Noah building the ark illustrates this important truth.
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Faith is Resting - Genesis 8
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While faith is action it is also resting. When we wait for God's timing before we act, as Noah did in the ark, then we are resting in faith.
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God's Promise to Noah and Us - Genesis 9
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The promise God made to Noah was that he would never again destroy man and the earth totally as he did in the flood. Sinful man is thus given time to enter into God's solution. Find out what that is.
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Populating the Earth After the Flood - Genesis 9
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How did God re-people the earth from the eight people left after the flood? This talk is a fascinating look at our world from the sons of Noah until now. We see that the events of history are not chance events.
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Why Does God Choose Those Whom He Chooses? - Genesis 11
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In every generation man's depending on knowledge rather than God has led to pride and perversion. With Abraham God turns his attention from the nations at large to focus on building a nation that would be his own people. What was God's plan for Israel?
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Working Faith - Genesis 12
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In this introduction to working faith we learn that it is not the power of positive thinking. It is not wishful thinking or hoping. Working faith is our acting based on what God has already done.
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Working Faith is the Way of Promise - Genesis 13
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In our study of Abraham we learn that faith is not a feeling or a notion about something. Faith is action. It is hearing the voice of God in your heart telling you to do something and you acting on that knowledge even when you don't know all the details.
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God's Mercy Towards Our Failures - Genesis 14
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Our faith is tested by God at times through detours so that it will be strengthened. Abraham took a detour when he went to Egypt and failed his test. Instead of trusting in God he took things into his own hands. Yet God did not treat him as he deserved.
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You Must Trust God To Please God - Genesis 15
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Do you want to know how to please God and be right with Him? Then trust Him and count on Him. Relax in his arms and stop worrying. Your faith is the acceptance of his love. Sin is a lack of trust in our Heavenly Father.
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How Does God Strengthen Our Faith? - Genesis 17A
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Why does God take so long to fulfill his promises? Our walk of faith is so important to God that he will take all the time that is needed to strengthen that faith. This is shown in Abraham's life as he waited over 24 years to have the son he was promise
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Faith and Righteousness or Symbols of Righteousness? - Genesis 17
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Sometimes Jews and Christians make the mistake of being more concerned about symbols of righteousness--than in pursuing righteousness itself.
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Faith and Appropriate Action - Genesis 18:1-15
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God sometimes draws close to us and lets us sense that He's near us. How do we act when this happens?
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Prayer-Getting Close to God - Genesis 18:16-33
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The purpose of our lives is to get to know God and understand him. That's where prayer comes in.
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The Man Lot-and the Importance of Everyday Faith - Genesis 19
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There are two ways to live. The first is hoping things will go well in your friendships and career. The second is having confidence someone is watching out for you and will provide for your needs.
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Faith, Human Hope, & Divine Hope - Romans 4:16-21
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With no human hope of having a son, Abraham and Sarah exercised divine hope-and had faith that God himself would bring them their son.
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Two Different Ways of Approaching God-Two Covenants - Genesis 21:1-21
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We can try to obey God using our own best efforts and strength. Or we can let God give us a new life from his own uncreated life so we can obey him. These two possible ways of relating to God are two different and opposing covenants with him.
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Trusting in Your Resources-or Trusting in God - Genesis 22
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God asked Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham could choose-trust in his son for future descendants, or trust God was in control and could raise his son from death if necessary.
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What's Needed in Your Life is Real Faith-Not Skepticism - Genesis 23
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We can either live a life filled with faith or a life filled with doubts. If you live a life of faith, all won't be a bed of roses for you, but you will live a full life, and you'll know God from experience.
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Marriage-Sort it out Yourself, or Trust God? - Genesis 24:1-14
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If you trust God in your life-for money, marriage, career, and health-will he not bless you in these things? With regard to marriage specifically-is it reasonable to believe God will lead you to the right marriage partner-or show you to stay single?
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God's Way to Make Your Marriage Work - Genesis 24
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If you got married, you might have had the goals of getting significance from the other person, being happy, & having nice things and security. How interesting to see that God has other goals for marriage-including yours!
Orphan or Heir? - Genesis 25:1-34
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If your father died when you were 10 and your mother had to work you start to determine to struggle to get ahead. But if your father is a millionaire you may still work hard but without the desperation and fear.
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