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Having Strong Faith | Part 1

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September 6, 2021 8:00 am

Having Strong Faith | Part 1

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September 6, 2021 8:00 am

In this message from John 4, Adrian Rogers points us beyond excitement about miracles to faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

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You have a strong faith listen to the rear garage and leave me a mighty favor because we have a mighty God to share with you from the word of God, a story about a man who came to Jesus and this man had a weak I would call it a superstitious faith, but he went from 11 superstitious buddy the strong faith saving faith Logan to love word findings featuring profound truth. Simply stated, pastor, teacher and author in the kingdom of heaven. Faith medium of exchange. Whatever we receive from God is according to our faith. Pastor Roger said, the greater your faith, the greater glory God gets by faith man gives God pleasure and by faith God gives man treasure John chapter 4, tells the story of a man whose superficial superstitious faith was transformed into a strong saving faith. If you have your Bible turn to John for now will begin in verse 46 is Adrian Rogers reveals more about having strong faith currently used in John chapter 4 the Gospel of John to speak to you today about having strong now in our economy.

The dollar is the medium of exchange. But in the kingdom of heaven is the medium of exchange. The Bible says according to your faith be whatever we receive from God is according to our faith, not according to our friends, not according to our family, not according to our fortune, not according to our feelings, not according to our free FAT EOB not watching Harsco, but according to our faith according to your faith be it to you. We need to possess a faith. What we need is for faith to possess us. We need a mighty faith because we have a mighty God doubt sees the obstacles they sees the way doubt sees the dark as night faith sees the day doubt breads to take a step Fay Solorzano hi doubt questions. Who believes faith answers. I merely should only need a strong faith not only faith but a strong faith to share with you from the word of God, a story about a man who came to Jesus and this man had we prayed I would call it a superficial faith even worse. Superstitious faith he went from 11 superstitious faith to strong faith saving faith and that's what I want us to see today and I hope that you today will grow in faith.

Now this man had a problem that was a son that was sick as no woman wanted Jesus to heal his son and the dark soil of that problem was the soil in which the seed of faith would grow but won't strong faith. Do you really would like to really believe God, and please God. The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God, no matter what else to do.

I don't care how beautiful you saying how sacrificial you give out circumspectly the wall. How faithful you serve. If you're not believing God do not pleasing God without faith it is impossible to please God and the greater your faith, the greater glory God gets the more pleased he is with it and by faith man gives God pleasure and by faith God gives man treasure real treasure.

So let's see here. Something about a strong faith begin reading with me and chapter 4 verse 460. Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And it was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum when he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went on to him and besought him that he would come down and heal his son for he that is, the son was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, except PC signs and one is you will not believe that Jesus is not giving that just simply as a statement of fact, he was giving that as a rebuke to this man Jesus is rebuking this man who was looking for signs and wonders.

The nobleman set on him, sir, come down ere my child I Jesus said on him, go thy way by son Lisbeth and the man believed the word my mom to hear Bible do underscore that which others throw that handyman believe her.

Now what we have here is in opposition signs and wonders and the war that's what we have our first Jesus remixing except to see signs and wonders you not believe him. And Jesus makes doing and there's a transformation and now it says and the man believed the word, what you have on one side wonders and what you have on the other side is the word. Now that's a very key, so I hope you keep your heart and mind on that and the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken on him and he went his way and when he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, by son liveth, then inquired he of them the hour when he began to man and a 7 AM yesterday. That's very interesting to market right now. Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left MS probably according to the time about 1 PM so the father knew that it was at the same hour in the which Jesus said in him by son liveth, and himself believed, and his whole house will I thought it already believe Matt mentions he believes again, this is again the second miracle that Jesus did when he was come out of Judea into Galilee now. Are you ready to have a strong faith when you really like to have a strong faith. Would you like to be able to believe God and lay believing handle the promises of God.

Let me lay three things on your heart.

First of all what I want to call the problem a superstitious faith or if you rather problem about superficial faith makes no difference how you say it at first. When this man first met Jesus's faith was almost nonexistent. Look again in verse 48 go back and look at it then said Jesus unto him, except PC signs and wonders, you will not believe this man that was based on signs and wonders. Evidently his motto was saying is leaving God.

If you just give me a sign of you just give me a wonder, then I can believe and know what it happened. This man therefore is he is dependent upon his five cents is is not dependent upon the word of God not doubtless this man had heard that Jesus had turned water into wine.

Look, if you will, in verse 46 is not put their just by happenstance. So Jesus came again, and Dick Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.

And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum that Jesus had done America's first miracle of Jesus performed was turning water into wine. This man had heard about this and he was taken with this and so it was kind of as we would say in vernacular day he was blown away by this miracle was somebody who could turn water into wine.

But Jesus knew that miracles, signs and wonders are really very little good in strong faith that you may not believe that if you like. I am when you were younger.

Kristi was saying, oh God, I just want to see a mirror, I mean a genuine industrial-strength. I mean one that cannot be explained any other way except that you supernaturally do something. I'm ashamed to admit it, but when I was in college I got in the room one time brightness go to move the chair from one side to the I'm so glad the devil to nudge that chair but I wanted to say and I was to say no to see something that I can say I have seen. I felt I've experienced miracle. How many of you, it been that way sometime to see him be honest, Mao already confessed. I mean, we will assign we will wonder we want America and this man and Jesus to is coming out to Jesus he's come all away from Capernaum about 70 miles away anything now come down and heal my son inviting to water wine can heal my son and Jesus. Jesus exit PC signs and wonders, he will not believe that that was the same way that they were when Jesus turned water into wine. Here in chapter 4 be easy for you to start back to chapters to chapter 2 a look at it. Look at chapter 2, verse 23 and when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover in the feast day, many believed in his name when they saw the miracles that he did what you say that they believe in Jesus when they saw the miracles cited but notice verse 24 but Jesus did not commit himself to them have the word commit an award believe in the Greek of the same word they believe in Jesus, but even leave and then and noticed that what goes on to say he did not commit himself under them because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man, for he knew a lot was in man.

Jesus knew that these people were following him they were believing all him because of America.

They didn't have strong faith that superficial faith although superstitious faith you would be amazed how many people today want signs and wonders.

They want visions they want emotions they won't dreams. They won't deliver shivers and icicles going up and down the spine and angels playing tic-tac-toe on the ribs. They want something so they can say I know I'm not Israel now lives a now I've touched. Now smell. Now I have heard and now I know it is real old Jimmy assign God to you and me will wonder. I will tell you that the world is full of people just like that, and many of them sit in our churches today about Jesus did perform miracles know it sounds and butts about that and why did he do it. Why did Jesus give signs and wonders well. He did that authenticate his ministry by maybe a couple verses 20 margin. One is acts chapter 2 verse 22 that you don't turn to it. I've copied out the safest time to have a lot to say today just put it in the margin. Acts chapter 2 verse 22. You notice will hear these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know Jesus did signs and wonders, you cannot take that the word of God or should we wish to why daily news signs and wonders what will the gospel of John. If you would fast-forward to John chapter 28 and look in verses 30 and 31. He read and many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the son of God and that believing you might have life through his name.

Now, God did miracles to authenticate the ministry of Jesus, but the miracle was not for the miracle site, the miracle was that you might believe on Jesus and have eternal life. Not that you might seek a miracle but a Messiah not assign but a Savior that is also clear that the apostles did signs and wonders.

Some people think that will be signs and wonders because they were done in the New Testament, but these were the signs and wonders done by the apostles put this verse down second Corinthians 12 verse 12 truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patients in signs and wonders, and mighty deeds. Now the apostle Paul had power to do miracle signs and wonders, and mighty deeds. And God authenticated the ministry of the apostles with signs and wonders. Hebrews chapter 2 verse four.

Put that verse down God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders and divers miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost. According to his own will matter. They did not have the power to signs and whimsical in their own will, but God took the apostles and because they were apostles and they were setting the foundation of our faith.

God authenticated a ministry with signs and wonders, but folks that is not the program for the whole age God has given us something better than signs and wonders, and I wanted show that the listener what is wrong with demanding assign what is wrong with what this man first. When Jesus rebuked him and said except PC signs and wonders, you will not believe modified Jesus said an evil and adulterous generation seeks assign a boy that's pretty strong and evil and adulterous generation seeks assign Eliza so bad. First of all is dishonoring to God. Why is dishonoring to God for you to say, God give me a sign give me wonder so I can lean where we have his work.

Suppose I come to my son is a Messiah I want to know that I love you and I have deposited $5000 in bank for you is in your account. I will probably count for you and I done that for you son. You got $1000 in the bank as he says me how I know I am thousand dollars in back though.

I just owed would add Go Daddy issuing a lot to me if you would show me the deposit slip. I mean if somewhere you can just take me down there to the bank and let me see. So I would know sis and I just told you what I want, assign, I will wonder I will something I can see I wasn't back in touch. I was of the I can taste that was something I can smell just give me your word in the Bible says he believes that God has made him a liar. Now there was a man named Thomas in the Bible three: doubting Thomas. Jesus was raised from the dead. The apostles were preaching the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, according as he promised in his word known, set so unless I put my finger in the nail prints in it. Aside with wound is is that all not believe now I want you to go.

John 20 and look at it like in John we just turn over to John 20 verse 29 Jesus appeared to him. Is it okay come put you him and read Shannon my side and notice in verse 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou has seen me that has believe. Did Thomas give a lot of credit for that. Notice what Jesus said blessed are they which have not seen and yet have believed in many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the son of God and that believing you might have life through his name. Missy was a good for Thomas to believe after he's had assign a wonder after he's felt with his hands was okay but he missed the blessing of simply believing the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ classic is signs and wonders dangerous number one it dishonors God number two. It can be deceiving to you. It can be very very deceiving signs and wonders can easily see this coming. Satan Superman who will be the devil incarnate anyone is going to do to authenticate his ministry signs and wonders put this verse down second Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse nine he speaks of him even him who's coming is after the working of Satan that don't miss this with all power and signs and lying wonders, the antichrist will be able make you think black is why good is bad, cut your mother throat with a smile on your face because of the delegate that he will have to see will all power and signs and lying is given to signs and lying wonders, and will do through his enterprise. When McGinnis verse Revelation chapter 13, but that now verses 13 and 14. Speaking of the false prophet who is the sinister minister of propaganda for the antichrist that is coming. Listen to this and heated with great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and watch this now and to see with them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast beast now is antichrist saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by sword and deleted why this propaganda agent for antichrist has the ability to signs and wonders, so that people would literally worship Satan's Superman so signs and wonders not only to the man signs and wonders dishonors God.

But secondly, it may be very deceptive to you this is that makes fire come down out of heaven, what would that be I don't know maybe some dazzling display may be an anatomic explosion in outer space. I don't know what maybe suppose I say old God. I want to know whether or not I'm right with you. I want to know what I'm going to heaven, God, would you give me a sign, not on just say what would you move a chair across the room is a Lord which would you just give me a sign in the heavens, and when I say that the heavens playing from the pool. I see a shimmering fly asked got my a tight binding may there's a sign I have assigned now I know judgment comes. I stand before the Lord.

I have never repented of my sin.

I never trusted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I've never been twice more. My soul was dropping into hell and I think you gave me assign the devil. So, you fool you fume God to give you that sign. I'm the one that makes fire come down out of heaven to deceive you. The Bible says it were possible Satan would deceive the very last time don't you let some wonderworker some miracle worker. Some sign give her some months since I some emissary from Satan deceive you, and you go falling off after something else because of some sign in some wonder Jesus at an adulterous and sinful generation seeks after a sign it is dishonoring to God, and it may be very deceptive. Demand malice movies I want not only the problem of superficial faith, superstitious faith, but notice the progression of strong fight.

I want you to see how this man moved from a weak faith to a very strong solid substantive faith and we do the steps because their progressive steps. He moves from signs and wonders to the word and let me give you a step step number one he heard the word of God. Look, if you will, in verse 50.

And so Jesus saved him him go thy way, thy son liveth. And the man believed the word number one. He heard the word of God limiting what faith is. Faith is not naming it and claiming faith is not receiving from God what you want is accepting from God what he camps hear the word of God. Notice this man. He's a nobleman he's trying to tell Jesus what to do but no one is safe on him so calm down. That is, you come with me on Lord I would it take you to Capernaum Meadows, verse 50.

Jesus save him him go thy way cases come Jesus as you go, you go here to tell me what to do here to demand me command me here. Take care me to listen to me to get a word from me coming up tomorrow will you part to this important message. Maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is what he means to you. How to begin a relationship with God through Christ to our discovery, Jesus you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to and click Discover Jesus now if you'd like a copy of today's message. You can call us at 1877 love God, to order.

Having strong faith this message is also part of the insightful series, the Bible, the book of the ages for the complete collection all 12 powerful messages. Call that number 1877 love God or you can order online it or rightists that love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.

Thank you for studying God's word with us today.

Remember it.

Faith is not seeing signs in one.

Rather, it is a response to the character God take that word with you today and join us tomorrow for part two of having strong faith right on love our friends reached out on Facebook recently and will share this message. He said Pastor Rogers shares the truth of the Gospels directly from Scripture is a heart for God and for bringing people to Christ and growing them in their faith deeply grateful his sermons are still being aired such a blessing to us all and we are honored to share the truth of the gospel in times such as this and that's why love worth finding is proud to present a new documentary film nothing but the truth partnership with the films producers when you donate to the ministry right now we want to send you a DVD copy. Pastor Adrian Rogers is prominently featured in the film is a lifelong defender of truth warning about the continuing erosion of truth in her culture requested DVD nothing but the truth when you called the gift right now. 1877 love God or you can give online it

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