Paradigm Shift Part 3

June 21, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

Paradigm Shift: Renewing the Mind – Part 3 Life of Faith

 

PARADIGM an example serving as a model; pattern. || a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of any discipline or group.

 

Romans 1:17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

 

FAITH – to have trust or confidence in something or someone.

 

Faith is a LAW that governs our WORLD, not just spirituality.

 

Faith is a belief that includes corresponding BEHAVIOR.

 

James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

 

You can SEE and HEAR what a person really believers (has faith in). (James 1:6-8; 4:7-10)

 

Hebrews 4:2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. (NKJV)

 

For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. (NIV)

 

Faith in God is TRUSTING in His character and understanding of things.

 

Hebrews 11:6 And 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.

 

The Paradigm called CHRISTIANITY processes information and experience with, through, and for God instead of against or without Him. (Romans 12:2)

 

Having QUESTIONS is not a lack of faith, it is the attitude and posture of the question.

     

Hebrews 10:23, 36-39  23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”

38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.