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What is Faith?

Hebrews 11:1 KJV 19001 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV 1900
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is
++Substance
++Evidence
Romans 10:17 KJV 1900
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The Foundation of Faith
++Hearing
++Acknowledging
++Submitting
Hearing is the fundamental activity that allow faith opportunity to enter the human spirit. It is present and active. Faith is not produced by what was heard (past) or what was read (past). It is the ability to embrace what God is speaking to us: to hear the voice of God, to understand what He is saying to us and to act upon it.

The first step to hearing is to acknowledge that God is.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV 1900
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
To acknowledge God
++Declares His existence
++Declares He is active in our life
++Declares His Position, Power and Authority in our life
++Declares I have a purpose and design because of Him
1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Give six reasons why we should share our faith in Christ with others.

We share our faith __________ about the condition of man.
++Because we understand
++Because we care
Sin is
++Not an action
++A condition
Romans 3:23 KJV 1900
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:23 KJV 190023 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
The condition of Sin
++Powerful
++Pervasive

All people are touched by sin

The Bible call it _carnality_

Romans 8:6–7 KJV 1900
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Jesus gave his life as
++Proof of our condition
++A penalty in our place

We share our faith because we care about the condition of man.

Matthew 28:19–20 KJV 190019 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:19–20 KJV 1900
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We share our faith
++Because of the Great Commisions
++This is our mission

We share our faith because God commands it.

1 Timothy 2:3–4 KJV 19003 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3–4 KJV 1900
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
We share our faith
++Because it is good
++Because it is acceptable
++Because God’s desire for all to be saved
++Because God’s revealed truth needs to be known

We share our faith it is at the center of God’s desire.

2 Corinthians 5:17–20 KJV 190017 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:17–20 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
We share our faith
++Because of the change in us
++Because we have been reconciled to God
++Because we are His ambassadors

We share our faith because of the change and new position that we have because of Christ.

John 14:6 KJV 19006 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 KJV 1900
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
We share our faith
++Because Jesus is the only answer
++He is the way
++He is the truth
++He is the Life

We share our faith because Jesus is the only answer to man’s condition.

Matthew 10:32–33 KJV 190032 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10:32–33 KJV 1900
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
We share our faith
++Because of the authentic work
++Because We are not ashamed

We share our faith as a reflection of our passionate love for God.

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