1. There’s a ______________________ faith that fails fully
▸ Phoney faith has no _______________________ for others
Galatians 6:10 – Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith. (New Living Translation)
The kind of faith that stops at words is worthless.
▸ Phoney faith has no _______________________ with God
Faith that goes no further than the head can never bring peace with God. – Romans 5:1
▸ Phoney faith has no ___________________________ of self
It is not enough to say you have faith if the evidence of your life proves otherwise.
Galatians 5:6 – For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love. (New Living Translation)
2. There’s a _______________________ faith that falls flat
▸ Foolish faith falls flat when –
- You attempt to ascend to heights of _________________ doctrine
- Or, when all you have are the ___________________ you do
Colossians 1:10 – Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. (New Living Translation)
▸ Foolish faith is unwilling to forsake _______________ for righteousness
John 3:20 – All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. (New Living Translation)
3. There’s a __________________ faith that finds flight
▸ Faith’s Principle – Faith and action ___________ together
▸ Faith’s Proof – Real faith is backed by _______________ of obedience
A person’s faith must be something more than an empty profession.
▸ Faith’s Promise – ___________________________
▸ Faith’s Privilege – _____________________ with God