by Pastor Marie Esposito
Faith is what you hope for, what you cannot see, faith is the conviction that what He says will be.
Faith is action – perseverance – expectation
Like a runner who starts with ½ mile slowly and increases every day until they are able to run 4 miles quickly.
Take faith as your Wrap around shield… Ephesians 6
Faith- Hebrews 11 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
Faith is based on trust in something
With God it is:
the character of God,
the wisdom of God
and the ways of God.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Where will your faith take you?
Ephesians 3:14-21 TPT – Paul prays for love to overflow.
14 So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, 15 the perfect Father of every father and child[a] in heaven and on the earth. 16 And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
17 Then, by CONSTANTLY USING YOUR FAITH, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.
18–19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!
20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
21 Now we offer up to God all the glorious praise that rises from every church in every generation through Jesus Christ—and all that will yet be manifest through time and eternity. Amen!
It starts with prayer and It ends up in praise and worship!
FAITH IS …
- An action
- A gift
- A fruit
- Something to use
Take it… wrap around shield Ephesians 6
Every breath, every heartbeat, is immersed in His grace through faith
Grace alone empowers…Ephesians 3:8
Faith simply means believing that something is true, and then committing our lives to it. In the Bible, “faith” means believing in God, and in what Christ has done for us to make our salvation possible–and then committing ourselves to Him. Faith isn’t a vague hope that God might exist; it is a definite belief that what the Bible says about Him is true. The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8).
( Matthew 8:13 )
( Matthew 9:2 )
( Mark 5:34 )
( Mark 5:36 )
( Luke 18:42 )
“Your faith has healed you.”
Ephesians 1:19 – CHRIST’S FAITHFULNESS.
GOD’S PLAN all from the book of Ephesians.
His perfect plan,
His unfolding plan,
His detailed plan
the plans of His heart.
God’s plan was completely fulfilled in Christ.
Ephesians 4:15-… ALL OUR DIRECTION AND MINISTRIES WILL FLOW FROM CHRIST AND LEAD US DEEPER INTO HIM, THE ANOINTED HEAD OF HIS BODY, THE CHURCH.
God sees us:
Ephesians 3:17 CONSTANTLY USING YOUR FAITH, THE LIFE OF CHRIST WILL BE RELEASED DEEP INSIDE YOU AND THE RESTING PLACE OF HIS LOVE WILL BECOME THE VERY SOURCE AND ROOT OF YOUR LIFE
Ephesians 4:21- THE ULTIMATE REALITY IS EMBODIED IN JESUS!
Ephesians 5:1- WALK SURRENDERED TO THE EXTRAVAGANT LOVE OF CHRIST…