ACTIVATE: Faith

ACTIVATE

January 10, 2016

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When it comes to faith, there's the kind in your head and the kind that actually drives your actions. Fear loves to paralyze those faith-actions, however, and we miss out on the power of God we need so much. The question remains, how to ignite that little bit of faith we do possess?
 
Let's gather this weekend to discover the ability each one of us has to uncover the potential of God in our lives. See you this weekend as Pastor Mike shares this timely message!
 
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Activate Faith

John 5:1-9

 

1.     Name Your Condition

 

 

2.     Question: Do you want to get well???

 

 

3.     ACTIVATE Faith Actions

 

 

Faith Actions:

  •          Commit to weekly worship
  •          Commit to daily Bible reading and prayer
  •          Commit to tithing and a lifestyle of generosity
  •          Commit to the practice of invitation

 

Next week: ACTIVATE Health & Healing

 

 See this week’s REFOCUS questions on reverse side for deeper reflection.

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When it comes to faith, there’s the kind in your head and the kind that actually drives your actions. Fear loves to paralyze those faith-actions, and we miss out on the power of God. The question remains, how to ignite that little bit of faith we do possess? This week’s Scripture will help each one of us uncover the potential of faith in our lives. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
MONDAY: Matthew 17:14-20
Who has faith in this story: disciples, Jesus, the father? What is Jesus’ response to faith? What is your faith like today? What mountain is God challenging you to move? 
 
TUESDAY: John 5:1-15
What has you paralyzed? Do you want to move forward? Name your next step toward moving forward and take it. 
 
WEDNESDAY: Exodus 3: 7-14
Moses was faith-filled, but even the most faith-filled people have excuses. What excuses did Moses give to God? What are your most common excuses? Once you’ve named them out loud ask God to remove those excuses from your life.     
 
THURSDAY: Hebrews 11
Even though this scripture reads like a Bible Hall of Faith, these people were ordinary people like you and me. What stands out to you as you read through all of chapter 11 about their faith in action? What does faith in action look like for you?  
 
FRIDAY: Joshua 2
Sometimes faith is demonstrated in unusual places by unlikely people—this is true for Rahab in Jericho. How does God use Rahab’s faith to save lives? Do you ever disqualify people or even yourself as having God potential? Ask God to open your eyes to the God potential in your life and in the lives of those around you. 
 
SATURDAY: Psalm 23  
What fear keeps you from trusting God? God promises to guide and shepherd us. What healthy habits do you need to pick up daily to place your trust in God? Pray Psalm 23 out loud.  
 
SUNDAY: Matthew 19:16-30
Name the impossible in your life.  What is Jesus’ promise in this scripture (vs. 26)? Write All Things Are Possible on a slip of paper, and place it on the fridge or mirror or in the car, and daily read Jesus’ promise to you. 
 
 
 

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John 5:1-9

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