“…without faith it is impossible to please Him…” (Hebrews 11:6 NASB) “…God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3 NKJ) LIVE FORWARD DESPITE WHAT HAPPENED IN YOUR PAST , AND WHAT YOU’RE FACING IN YOUR PRESENT “… ‘Someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works’”. (James 2:18 NKJ) FAITH CANNOT JUST BE TOLD , IT MUST BE SHOWN . “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 NASB) 1. NOW FAITH IS TAKING ACTION WHEN YOU HEAR GOD NOW “…faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17 KJV) “…it was heard that He was at home.” (Mark 2:1 NASB) “And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, ‘My son, your sins are forgiven.’” (Mark 2:5 NASB) 2. NOW FAITH CAN SEEM CRAZY , AND B E MESSY “Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.” (Mark 2:4 NASB) NOT ABOUT THE IMMEDIATE RESULT , BUT ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE OBEDIENCE . 3. GOD GIVES APPROVAL , AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR NOW FAITH ACTION “For by it the men of old gained approval.” (Hebrews 11:2 NASB) HEBREWS CHAPTER 11: “THE HALL OF FAITH ” LIVE FORWARD , ONLY TO UNDERSTAND BACKWARD Victory Group Questions: 1. What step of faith did you take in the past that was difficult at that time? 2. What situation are you facing NOW, that perhaps “Now” faith is required? 3. What action step do you sense God is saying to take NOW?