PUT ACTIONS BEHIND YOUR FAITH
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:26 NKJV
• GOD WANTS TO SEE YOUR FAITH, NOT JUST HEAR ABOUT IT!!
1. INITIATE THE POSSIBLE TO ACTIVATE THE IMPOSSIBLE!!
“The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.” Gen 22:3 NLT
“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” Eccl 11:4 NLT
2. PUTTING FAITH ON YOUR SACRIFICE, MAGNIFIES GOD!!
“Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.” Gen 22:5 NLT
“So Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders…” Gen 22:6 NLT
“God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.” Gen 22:8 NLT
3. CATCH GOD’S ATTENTION WITH YOUR “FOLLOW THROUGH”!!
“…Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice.”
Gen 22:9-10 NLT
"At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said…for now I know that you truly fear God…” Gen 22:11-12 NLT
Life Group Questions:
1) When experiencing setbacks, Does your ACTIONS match your FAITH?? Why or Why not??
2) Are you doing all that you can to achieve a Breakout type of Blessing in your life?? If not, what needs to be changed??
3) Have you ever had to trust God with a situation (loved one, tithe, career etc...)?? And your Faith was tested?? How did that fare??
4) Share of a time when you Followed Through with your actions and God came through with His promise.