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Have Faith in God

Podcast Discussion Notes

 

Mark 11:22-24 NIV

 

Reading this scripture it would be easy to think that Jesus is offering us a ticket to Easy Street. We can send all of our problems into the sea; everything we want, we just ask and we get it.

Q1. Does that idea line up with everything else that Jesus tells His disciples? What are some things he tells his disciples that don’t agree with the Easy Street concept?

Having faith is not about getting what you want, it’s about following God and trusting Him to provide, to lead, to open doors, to fulfill His plan and purpose for your life.

That doesn’t mean we can’t pray and ask God for things we need and want. Jesus tells us to pray for these things.

Q2. What does it mean to “have faith”? What are some other things in life that we put faith in?

Faith requires us to believe in someone outside of our 5 senses.

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Hebrews 11:3 NIV

The people listed in Hebrews 11 did just that, they believed in things they couldn’t see. 

Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Q3. Why is faith is essential to our relationship with God? Think about other relationships in your life, do they require faith as well?

Jesus demonstrated faith, and pointed faith out, much more than He taught about it

Mark 11 - The fig tree

Mark 5 - Centurion/Woman w issue

Q4. Does having faith mean that we don’t deal with fear?

 

Nehemiah 2:2-3 NIV

Nehemiah had to believe God:

  • For the courage to approach the King

  • For the confidence that he could rally the people to do the work

  • For protection against the people coming against them

  • For wisdom to see through the deception of his enemies

  • For strength to complete the vision

Q5. What things in your life do you need faith in God to overcome?

Challenge

Pick 1 thing you struggle trusting God with. Each day give it to God and ask him to give you strength to believe Him for the outcome.

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