How to Release your Faith

The Release of Biblical Faith

  • How do you release faith? 

  • The word believe in our language comes from the Old English “by live.” What we believe, we live by. 

Romans 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

  • God is speaking, but not everybody will obey the gospel. 

  • Not everybody will release his or her faith. 

  • God stretches out His hand, but there are people who are disobedient and contrary. 

  1. Be saturated with the Scriptures. Remember that faith comes by hearing from God.

  2. Be dedicated to the Saviour. Remember that faith is no better than its object. It’s not so much a great faith in God as it is faith in a great God.

  3. Be separated from Sin. Unconfessed sin is a faith killer.

  4. Be activated by the Spirit. Remember that old song, “Trust and Obey”? Remember we are to obey the gospel. Real faith is belief with legs on it. Get started!

Christian Hospitality

As we read Genesis 18:1-8 we cannot help but say a word about the importance of CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY. Entertaining strangers (Heb. 13:1–2), is a rare thing in our society.

One of the most important parts for Christian ministry is hospitality (Rom. 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9).

In fact, “given to hospitality’’ is one of the requirements for leadership in the local church (1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8). When we lovingly serve others we are in turn serving Jesus Christ (Matt. 25:34–40), and we are promoting the spread of God’s truth (3 John 5–8). Give yourself to hospitality.

Christ our Strength

Psalm 27:1 and Philippians 4:13

Introduction:

  • “Be strong” is a frequent admonition given in Scripture.

  • Which indicates that often we are not strong but most likely weak as Christians.

  • In Psalm 27 David didn’t close his eyes to the circumstances around him; rather, he looked by faith to the Lord and examined his circumstances from heaven’s point of view.

  • The Lord was everything he needed just as He is everything we need today. 

Philippians 4:13,  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

  • Unless we draw on the deep resources of God by faith, we fail against the pressures of life. “I can— through Christ!” was Paul’s motto, and it can be our motto too. 

  • “I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me,” is the way J. B. Phillips translated Philippians 4:13. 

  • I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.

  • There is no commandment given without the backing of God’s power to obey it.

  • The Christian has all the power within that he needs to be adequate for the demands of life. We need only release this power by faith. 

The Author of Salvation

The Author of Salvation: (Hebrews 5:9; 12:2)

Isaiah 43:11,  I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.

  • We may name a multitude of authors in connection with literature, but there is only One Author of Salvation.

Acts 4:12,  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

In order to qualify to be the Author of Eternal Salvation it is essential that the One who plans the project should know:

  1. All about everything

  2. Be able to do anything

  3. Be available everywhere to undertake for anyone and everyone always and altogether.

The salvation that Christ accomplished does not depend on human behavior but on the beloved Saviour Himself.

We can safely say that His will determined the purpose, His wisdom planned it, His work wrought it and His own Word declared it finished. (John 19:30)

Our blessed Saviour is admittedly, adequately and adorably the Author of Salvation!