“YOUR FAITH MATTERS”
(This Is Us – Part 4)
August 8, 2021
Worship Team: Angela Cano, Cheryl Young, Miguel Torres, Jim Carlile
Sermon: Ruben Ortega
YouVersion link: http://bible.com/events/48744112
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” (Luke 17:5 )
“Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 )
“Then He touched their eyes, saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith!” (Matthew 9:29 )
“6 Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:6-7 )
God grows your faith through ...
- ... familiarizing yourself with God’s Word.
“So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.” (Romans 10:17 )
- ... circumstances that test
“... knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” (James 1:3 )
God tests AND grows your faith through ...
- ... dreams.
“Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us …” (Ephesians 3:20 )
To grow in faith, I must dream BIG!
- ... delays.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late.” (Habakkuk 2:3 )
To grow in faith, I must learn to wait patiently.
- ... dollars.
“Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38 )
To grow in faith, I must learn to give in faith.
- ... difficulties.
“Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.” (1 Peter 4:12 )
To grow in faith, I must learn to trust God always.