FAITH RENEWED

“FAITH RENEWED”

INTRO: At times we all struggle with our faith. Are you currently struggling with your faith?

Jesus proved His resurrection to His followers (Acts 1:3). Judas’ replacement had to be a witness of Jesus’resurrection (Acts 1:22).

WHY WAS THE RESURRECTION SO IMPORTANT?

  1. We must believe it in order to be saved (Rom. 10:9).
  2. Without it our faith would be futile (1Cor. 15:17).
  3. It’s why the early church was persecuted (Acts 5:30-33).
  4. Resurrection in Acts: 2:24, 31-33; 3:15; 4:2, 10, 33; 10:40-41; 13:30-37; 17:18, 31-32; 23:6; 24:15, 21; 25:19; 26:23
  5. Paul’s arrest for preaching the resurrection (Acts 23:6).

PAUL’S JOURNEY COMPARED TO YOURS (Acts 27).

  1. STUCK (vv. 7-8).Do you ever feel stuck in your life?
  2. IGNORING THE WARNINGS (vv. 9-12).Has God been warning you that you’re heading in a wrong direction? If so, are you listening?
  3.  THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM (vv. 13-15). Have you been living with a false sense of security? Is your life beginning to spin out of control?
  4. LIGHTENING THE LOAD (vv. 16-19).Have you recently experienced some loss in your life?
  5. SHIPWRECKED FAITH (v. 20-21). Have you lost hope?
  6. TAKE HEART (vv. 22-25)!Be encouraged! Don’t fear.
  7. “HOWEVER” (vv. 26-29). Are you facing a “however”?
  8.  STAY WITH THE SHIP (vv. 30-32). Don’t bail ship!
  9. TAKE NOURISHMENT & LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD (v. 33-38).
  10. SAFE AT LAST (vv. 39-44). After a few more challenges, they finally arrived on shore safe at last! Is there something you have to let go of in order to move forward?
  11. THE JOURNEY ISN’T OVER (Acts 28).They eventually reached their destination, but their story wasn’t over.

What will your chapter 29 look like?

CONCLUSION: Have you been struggling with your faith?Will you take a step towards renewing your faith today?