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Ultimate Faith

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Family Matters

Colossians 3:16–24 KJV 1900
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

This text of scriptures addresses domestic issues

A direct word is given
++To wives Col 3:18
Colossians 3:18 KJV 1900
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
++Husbands Col 3:19
Colossians 3:19 KJV 1900
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
++Children Col 3:20
Colossians 3:20 KJV 1900
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
++Fathers Col 3:21
Colossians 3:21 KJV 1900
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
++Servants/Employees Col 3:22
Colossians 3:22 KJV 1900
22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

There is nothing that will place a greater demand on your faith than family

The Family Remembers
++Accomplishments
++Failures
Luke 15:28–30 KJV 1900
28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

You cannot fool the family

The closer I get to you
++The more you see of me
++The More I see of You
Joshua 24:15 KJV 1900
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Faith
++Is a gift from God
Ephesians 2:8 KJV 1900
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Faith
Is a gift from God
++Is not a result of activity
Ephesians 2:9 KJV 1900
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Faith
Is a gift from God
Is not a result of activity
++Comes for God’s glory
Colossians 3:16 KJV 1900
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Ultimate Faith starts with the Word of God

Romans 10:17 KJV 1900
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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.
Faith Recognizes
++The Permanence of God
Genesis 1:1 KJV 1900
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Faith Recognizes
The Permanence of God
++The Provision of God
Genesis 2:8 KJV 1900
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Faith Recognizes
The Permanence of God
The Provision of God
++The Presence of God
Genesis 2:7 KJV 1900
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

How do we express faith in the family?

All faith
++Begins with the Word of God
++Built upon divine wisdom
++Is demonstrated in word and deed
++Our response to God
Colossians 3:16–17 KJV 1900
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Ultimate faith is expressed in relationship

Ultimate Faith
++Divine wisdom
++Wisdom of His Word
The Word of Christ
++Must dwell in abundance in us
++Must permeate our wisdom
++Must be foundational to our teaching
++Must be central in our worship
Colossians 3:17 KJV 1900
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Ultimate Faith Is expressed in word and deed

Give thanks unto the Lord
++In all that we do
++In all that we say
++In the name of Jesus
1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV 1900
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Ultimate faith is a condition

Give thanks unto the Lord
In all that we do
In all that we say
In the name of Jesus
++Expressed God’s will
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