For the Glory of God - Part 10 of Steps of Faith - 4 December 2022 -

4 December, 2022 Guest Speakers

This message, from the Olive Tree Media series Faith Runs Deep was published on Sunday 4 December 2022 as the planned visit from one of our mission's partners was cancelled due to illness.

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Perfecting Your Faith - Part 9 of Steps of Faith

27 November, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday November 27 Perfecting Your Faith James 1:1-12

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. [NIV]

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The Way of Faith - Part 8 of Steps of Faith - 20 November 2022

20 November, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday November 20 The Way of Faith Hebrews 11: 17-19

By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. [NIV]

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The Adequacy of Faith - Part 7 of Steps of Faith

13 November, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday November 13 The Adequacy of Faith Hebrews 11:22

By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.

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Action motivated by faith - Part 6 of Steps of Faith - 6 November 2022

6 November, 2022 Guest Speakers

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday November 6 Action motivated by Faith

This video content includes songs from our Worship Team and a session from the Faith Runs Deep series being viewed mid-week during October and November.

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Overcoming faith - the power of story - Part 5 of Steps of Faith - 30 October 2022

30 October, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday October 30 Overcoming faith - the power of story Revelations:12-11

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. [NIV]

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The Perspective of Faith - Part 4 of Steps of Faith - 23 October 2022

23 October, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday October 23 The Perspective of Faith Hebrews 11:23-28

By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. [NIV]

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The Work of Faith - Part 3 of Steps of Faith - 16 October 2022

16 October, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday October 17 The Work of Faith Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. [NIV]

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Faith That Saves, Works - Part 2 of Steps of Faith

9 October, 2022 Ian Reid

Key Idea and Bible verses:

We’re reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that we “walk by faith and not by sight.”

But what exactly does walking by faith look like?

The mere phrase denotes the activity of movement.

Walking by faith means that you are embarking upon a journey.

Along this walk, we will have to do more than just believe.

We will have to be mindful of our thoughts, our words, and the actions we take – these are the fundamental steps to walk by faith in God.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Heb 11:1 [RSV])

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." (Heb 11:6[NASB])

Sunday 9 October 2022 Faith That Saves works James 2:14-26

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. [NIV]

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