Focus for Faith

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” (Matthew 14:28-30)


Finisher or Failure

“Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.” (Luke 14:30)

Fight against Fear

fight your fears not your friends”

“And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” (Matt 14:26,27)

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.” (Proverbs 3:25)

“Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!”(Amos 6:1)

Faith for the Faithless or Faithful

A picture is worth a thousand words

“And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” (John 21:6)

 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”(Romans 10:17)

“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.” (Job 42:5)

Force of Faith

“a man of God must only strife here”

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.” (Matt 14:28)

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)

Fall of the Frail

“Focus-less faith”

“But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” (Matthew 14:30)

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” (Proverbs 24:16)

Focus of the Flint

Isaiah 50:7, Hebrews 12:2,Colossians 3:2

1. Identify and prioritise all aspects.

 

2. Esteems Christ above all aspects.

3. Look for Christ in all aspects

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The Charge

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I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. ( 2 Timothy 4:1)

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