Umbrella Faith

Umbrella Faith

Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

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. Hebrews 11:6

“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.  Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24

The Faith of the Centurion
Matthew 8:5-13

 

Eternity

Eternity
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Evidence

  • Truth Project
    • Hypothesis
    • Theory
    • Law
  • Evolution

I do not have enough faith to believe that there is not a God.

But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:18-20

Dimensions

  • Infinity
    • Width
    • Height
    • Depth
  • Eternity
    • Time

Matthew 25:31-46
Eternity of Life or Eternity of Punishment

Root and Meaning of Eternity and Everlasting Life
Continuous Duration Lasting All Future time

  • Romans 6:23
  • 1 John 5:11–13
  • John 5:24
  • John 14:2–3
  • John 3:16

 

Gospel Of Grace - Part 10

Gospel Of Grace - Part 10
The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love
Galatians 5:16-26

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:6-7

Characteristics of Fruit:

  • Fruit is birthed by abiding
  • Fruit is fragile
  • Fruit must remain fresh
  • Fruit reproduces itself
  • Fruit is attractive
  • Fruit is nourishing
  • Fruit quenches the thirst

Galatians

  • Chapters 1 & 2 – A narrative — personal 
  • Chapters 3 & 4 – A discussion — doctrinal
  • Chapters 5 & 6 – An exhortation — practical

This Gospel of Grace Revealed:

  • Galatians 5:1 “It was for freedom that Christ set us free”
  • Galatians 5:5 “For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.”
  • Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love
  • Galatians 5:16 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:22-26

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is Lov

  •  Love – Greek = agape = unconquerable benevolence. 
    • “It means that no matter what a man may do to us by way of insult or injury or humiliation we will never seek anything else but his highest good. 
    • It is therefore a feeling of the mind as much as the heart; it concerns the will as much as the emotions. 
    • It describes the deliberate effort - which we can make only with the help of God - never to seek anything but the best even for those who seek the worst for us.” (Barclay)
  • Joy – Greek = eirene 
    • Not the joy from earthly things but of the Spirit of God.
    • We are not bound to or dependent upon temporary circumstances!
  • Peace – Greek = chara
    •  Not just freedom from trouble but everything that makes for a man's highest good
    • “A tranquility of heart which derives from the all-pervading consciousness that our times are in the hands of God." (Barclay)
    • Philippians 4:7 – The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.
  • Patience  (longsuffering)
  • Kindness, goodness
    • These two words are closely connected with the added idea of generosity in goodness.
    • Faithfulness – God’s reliability developed in us.
    • Gentleness – a teachable spirit, meekness.
    • Self-control and not for selfish reasons.

Galatians 5:24-26

  • Galatians 2:20
  • Romans 6:5-7 “For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.”
  • “If you belong to Christ—heirs according to the promise”

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

Gospel Of Grace - Part 9

Gospel Of Grace - Part 9
You Do What You Believe
Galatians 5:16-21

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:6-7

Galatians

  • Chapters 1 & 2 – A narrative—personal 
  • Chapters 3 & 4 – A discussion—doctrinal
  • Chapters 5 & 6 – An exhortation—practical

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Galatians 5:16-18

Vs 19 “Now the deeds (sinful acts) of the flesh are evident” while Vss 16-17 “the desire of the flesh (sinful nature) are hidden”

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

Acts (Deeds) of the Old Sinful Nature

  • Sensuality —illicit sex—(immorality, impurity, sensuality)
  • Superstition —religious heresy—(idolatry, sorcery)
  • Temper —social conflict—(enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions)
  • Excesses —“drunkenness, carousing, and things like these”

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. I Corinthians 6:17-2

 

 

GOSPEL OF GRACE - PART 8

GOSPEL OF GRACE - PART 8
Walk In The Spirit
Galatians 5:16-21

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:6-7

Galatians

  •  Chapters 1 & 2 – A narrative —personal 
  •  Chapters 3 & 4 – A discussion —doctrinal
  •  Chapters 5 & 6 – An exhortation —practical

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Galatians 5:16-18

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien as to be hated needs but to be seen; yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace. – Alexander Pope

Walk In The Spirit

  • 1 Corinthians 13:12-13
    • “For now we see in a mirror dimly”
  •  John 14:1-6; 25-29

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16