FAITH THAT LIVES A LIFE THAT COUNTS
A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t
SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Vs. 6 & 10 – He gives us more Grace, and He will lift us up.
What Are The Steps
Step 1. Remember the loving desire of God.
Vs. 5 – The Holy Spirit whom God has placed within us with tender
Step 2. Remove the obstacles to real life.
Vs. 6 – He gives us more grace.
Vs. 10 – He will lift us up.
Lifts us from attitudes that work against us.
Vs. 1 – What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they
come from your desires that battle within you?
Vs. 2 – You want something, but don’t get it. You kill and covet but
you cannot have what you want because you ask with wrong
Vs. 11 – Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks
against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges
Lift us from a life of prayerlessness.
Lift us from improper motives for living.
Vs. 4 – Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred
Step 3. Rely on Christ’s support.
Jude 1:24 – To him who is able to keep you from falling and to
present you before His glorious presence without fault and with
Step 4. Respond to Christ’s security.
II Tim. 1:12 – I know whom I have believed and am
convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to
Williams Translation: I am absolutely sure that God is able
to guard what I have given to Him.
Step 5. Reverse the flow.
Vs. 10 – Humble yourself before the Lord, and He will lift
Vs. 6 – God gives grace to the humble.
· Give in to God.
Vs. 7 – Submit yourself then to God.
Col 3:15 – Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.
· Get wise to Satan.
Vs. 7 – Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
II Cor. 2:11 – In order that Satan might not outwit us, we are
not unaware of his schemes.
· Grow closer to God.
Vs. 8 – Come near to God and He will come near to you.
Isa 26:3 – He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in
Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord.
· More Grace than forgiving Grace.
Vs. 8 & 9 – Wash your hands, purify your hearts.