A Leap of Faith

Read: Mark 2:1-12.
 
Jesus desires to cultivate an atmosphere of faith in our lives.
 
Jesus preached the word to them…
 
It stirs faith. See Romans 10:17.
 
That is why it’s important for us to be anchored into a church community that believes and values the teaching of God’s word.
It restores faith.Faith is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, you lose it!Faith begins at the hearing but it’s cultivated through application.
 
It builds faith. See James 2:14-17.
 
The reason we don’t often see a difference in our lives and families is because we fail to apply what we have learned.
 
Joining people on their journey, requires us to leap.
 
What barriers do you need to breakthrough in order for others to connect with Jesus? Social, Relational, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, etc.?
 
God is moved to action through our faith and trust in Him! See Hebrews 11:6.
 
When we partner with people on their journey we can know and trust that God has the power to forgive their sins and heal their disease.
 
When you leap in faith, there will always be people there to criticize you.
 
Critics are often the one’s that you least expect.
 
Jesus was willing to leap in faith because he had come to “fulfill the will of the Father”. He knew that his public statement regarding the forgiveness of sins would cause judgement. But Jesus wanted us to know that He has the power to forgive us of our sins!
 
When God asks you to leap in faith, it may not always make sense. It may not be popular. But that it why, it’s a “Leap of Faith!”
So what is the leap of faith that you need to take today?Is it placing your faith and trust in Jesus?
 
Is it doing something like tithing, serving, or helping someone in need? Whatever God is leading you to do, it’s time to leap!