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Multiply: Spiritual Warfare and Multiplying Faith

February 25, 2019

George Michael & Pastor Dylan’s Grandma: “You gotta have faith”

If God wants all people to come to Him, why don’t they?

  1. God’s a liar
  2. We are masochists
  3. Or…

Spiritual Warfare: Any tactic, trick, or tug of the Thief that derails the work of God in our lives and the world.

Mark 4: “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died. Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”

3 Tactics:

  1. Blinds Us (Soil #1)

    1. Pharisees
  2. Blitzes Us (Soil #2)
    1. Crowds
  3. Bullies Us (Soil #3)
    1. Judas & Peter

 

Can I develop a multiplying faith?

If so, how can I develop a multiplying faith?

Mark 4:35-41

35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.

38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

Our faith is EXPOSED & EMPOWERED by the waves of life.

Our faith is only as powerful as the object of our faith.

 

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