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Faith and Answered Prayer

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  1. Hebrews 11:1 – Faith is assurance of things hoped for. How to get?
  2. First, what faith isn’t.
    1. Faith can’t be cranked out or self-generated. Why? Because that makes the object of faith your faith in stead of God.
    2. This is the problem with faith healing – the person’s goal becomes having faith, instead of trusting God.
  3. So What is faith? The natural respinse to the faithfulness of God, when that faithfulness is perceived. How to perceive it?
    1. The faithfulness of God is recorded all the way through Scripture. Gen. – Rev. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
    2. The faithfulness of God is seen when we count on Hid promises for us. 1 John 1:9 “God is faithful.”
    3. The faithfulness of God is seen as He keeps us in blameless fellowship with Him. 1 Corinthians 1:8,9.
    4. The faithfulness of God is seen when He delivers us from temptation. 1 Corinthians 10:13
    5. There are many more.
  4. Answered prayer is possible when it is built on the faithfulness of God. 1 John 5:14. Will of God can’t be understood apart from the faithfulness of God.
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