What is Faith?

by Ernest O'Neill

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The Life of Faith 1 - Gen 1:1
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The book of Genesis is concerned with generations. Chapter one is concerned with the generation of creation while the rest of the book is concerned with the chosen family God tried to teach to live by faith after all mankind had rejected faith in him.
The Life of Faith 2 - Act 20:7
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Rather than dealing with the responsibilities and duties we find ourselves in today, we look away from those to some vague, far off future that is not real and so avoid living the full and very real life God has for us in this moment.
The Life of Faith 3
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It is the failure to realize the meaning of Gensis 3 that still gives people trouble with trying to understand why a just God would allow evil and suffering. In Genesis 3 the answer is very clear.
Canaan and The Tower of Babel - Gen 9; Gen 11:1
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Had the people not been scattered, the combined strength of their proud selfish ways would have made it impossible for people to come to Jesus.
Independence of Faith - Genesis 14
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Faith means your heart is light and you believe God has everything under control. Where you have confidence in God and he knows you have confidence in him. It in a confidence about what he has already done - not what he may do.
Confidence of Faith
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Faith isn't an assent to a doctrine or belief - it's a complete day to day acknowledgement of God working in our lives (whether we can see or feel it). Our part of faith is to step out in action using what his Holy Spirit has asked us to do.
Bravely Honest Faith - Genesis 20:1-18
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Abraham lied about his wife because he feared, but the fact is that God has made all things right for those who trust him and we can afford to be bravely honest with no fear.
Faith For Tough Times - Luke 10:19
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Life in this world will be filled with difficulty and opposition. There is an evil power that dominates this world. Although that evil power has been overcome it is up to us to pronounce that victory to see the reality on the ground.
Faith that Doesn't Fear - Eph. 2:6
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Nothing that is lasting is created by sight. Reality is where we are in Jesus. It is what is done through us by faith based there that will last. Fear is not faith and faith knows no fear.
Faith vs Apparent - Eph. 6:12
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We are so used to arguing and reason, but often problems don't yield because they are on a different level and reason will not move them. Faith stands on reality and authority beyond what we can see and demands what consists with reality.
Take Control - Luke 10:19
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We live hoping something good will happen, but that ignores the control of the evil one over this world. There are good things, blessed things for us and for those around. Our job is to take authority over the author of evil and chaos
Reclaim the Earth - Gen 26:17
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We suffer anxiety because the world works under Murphy's law. What can go wrong will go wrong. But the death of Jesus was also the end of that force for those who live by the new reality. The contrary world yields to real faith
Eating Truth - Eph. 3:16
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We know we need faith to live in victory and we often feel we have faith when we are together with others listening to truth but on our own we try to work up faith but fail. Our spirits are weak because we have not learned to feed on God's truth.
Jacob's Ladder - Isaiah 43:13
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We rightly react against a do nothing Living by Faith. It is true we must act but it is not up to us to make it happen. We can do those things we need to do but always with a trust that it is God who is in control and who has a perfect plan for us.
Our Natural Strength - 1 Corinthians 3:10-14
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We have been told all our life that we are good at certain things. So we naturally rely on those abilities, but they count for nothing in what God wants to do through us. Obstacles where those natural abilities fail are to teach us living by faith.
Vision of Faith - Mark 11:24
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Faith does not focus on the chaotic situation that needs changed. It only looks at the situation as it has been changed by God and holds on to that vision as reality until God brings about the change on the ground.
Faith Fulfilled - 3 John 2
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God's plan for you is not that you'd fail. God has a definite plan of purpose, accomplishment and success for you. You are meant to find from God what he wants and change your thinking to seeing that as the reality he will bring about.
Faith Uncompromised - Genesis 31:11-13
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Envisioning God's answer is not the power of positive thinking. It is bringing our mind into line with our faith that God will do as he says. Faith and conscience are closely connected and faith will waver if we compromise with disobedience and fear.
Out of Gas Faith - Genesis 32:24-29
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When we scheme and manipulate we continually run into problems because there is always something we haven't foreseen. But when we finally empty all our fears and worries into God's hands he is able to bring us out.
Faith Refueled - Ephesians 2: 2-3
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Depending on people and events for happiness, money and a good job for security are not just wrong ways to live, but they put us under the power of spirits who are opposed to the dear warm Father who waits to provide all we need out of his love for us.
Crutchless Faith - 2 Corinthians 2:14
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Idolatry is depending on something other than God. Baal is depending on our possessions. Mulloch is depending on our ability to control people and situations. Ashteroth is depending on pleasure for happiness. God blesses when we depend on him alone.
End of Striving - Genesis 35:5-7
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When we come to the end of ourselves and all our self efforts and trying to achieve something on our own and simply obey God, he is able to bring about his beautiful plan for our lives in ways we could never imagine.
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