Winners Chapel Midweek Teaching Series: UNDERSTANDING THE DEMANDS OF BUILDING YOUR FAITH

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FEBRUARY 2021 MIDWEEK services TEACHING OUTLINES

Prophetic Theme: FAITH SECURES FULFILMENT OF PROPHECIES – Luke 1:45 KJV…… And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Teaching Series: UNDERSTANDING THE DEMANDS OF BUILDING YOUR FAITH

Introduction:

  • Faith grows primarily by the Word and by prayers

John 10:17 KJV.….. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

Psalm 119:18 KJV..….. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

  • It takes genuine labour in the Word for one’s faith to grow– Hebrews 4:11-12 KJV……. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. [12] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • But faith is a personal spiritual asset

Habakkuk 2:4 KJV.…… Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

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Romans 1:17 KJV..…… For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:38 KJV.…… Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

  • This is why every believer must take responsibility in building his/her faith – Matthew 9:29 KJV…….. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Week 1 (Wed, 2nd Feb. 2022):UNDERSTANDING THE DEMANDS OF BUILDING YOUR FAITH – Part 1

How to build your faith?

  • Faith grows by hearing and understanding the Word of God

Romans 10:17 KJV…… So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Acts 8:26-35 KJV…..… And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. [27] And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, [28] Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. [29] Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. [30] And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? [31] And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. [32] The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: [33] In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. [34] And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? [35] Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

  • Faith grows by meditating on the Word, because meditation boosts spiritual understanding – Psa. 119:97-100/ 1Tim. 4:13/15

Psalm 119:97-100 KJV…… [97] O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. [98] Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. [99] I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. [100] I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

1 Timothy 4:13,15 KJV……. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. [15] Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

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But to build your Faith, one must:

  • Be born again and remain so– Mak. 4:11/ Jhn 3:3-5/ Jhn 10:4-5

Mark 4:11 KJV……. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

John 3:3-5 KJV…….. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. [4] Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? [5] Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 10:4-5 KJV……. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. [5] And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

  • Be spiritual and remain so – 1 Cor. 2:14/ 1 Cor. 3:1-3

1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV……. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV……. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. [2] I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. [3] For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

  • Crave for revelation in your area(s) of concern– Isa. 55:1/10-11/ 2 Pet. 1:3

Isaiah 55:1,10-11 KJV……. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. [10] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: [11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

2 Peter 1:3 KJV……. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

  • Engage the Holy Spirit for spiritual understanding

Luke 11:13 KJV…….. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 14:26 KJV……… But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 16:12-13 KJV…….. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. [13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

  • Engage his spirit man in searching the scriptures– Isa. 26:9/ Luk 15:7-8

Isaiah 26:9 KJV…….. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Luke 15:7-8 KJV…….. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. [8] Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it ?

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