... section entitled, “About Yourself,” or you may ask questions of your own choosing Discussion (25 min) Transition from the time of introductions to the discussion questions, listed under the heading, “A Preview of Battling Unbelief.
Author: John Piper
When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us–until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. In this twelve-chapter study guide developed by Desiring God, you will find practical ways to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. Delighting in the bounty of God’s glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure.
344. . B. B. Warfield, Faith and Life (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth, 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 1974, orìg. 1914), p. I58 BATTLING UNBELIEF.
Author: John Piper
Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust in Battling Unbelief. When faith flickers, stoke the fire. No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us, until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. Delighting in the bounty of God’s glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure.
A PERSON WITH UNBELIEF CANNOT HEAL - CANNOT DO MIRACLES AND CANNOT CAST OUT DEMONS! UNBELIEF - is an "act of rejecting" what God proclaimed in His Word. It is an "abominable sin" against His "deity" power" and "ability" to do miracles ...
“If You can!,” showing His frustration with the father's continued unbelief, his doubt of Jesus' power. ... Similarly, the father of the possessed boy, as well as the crowd, appear to have been in “battle” with unbelief.
Author: Peter John Barber
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Is Jesus mythological? And is he a mere product of his cultural milieu? Through narratological and social-scientific analysis of the gospel account, Barber systematically demonstrates that there are two opposing patterns structuring the gospel. The first is the pattern of this world, which is the combat myth, with a typical sequence of motifs having mythological meanings. It is lived out by everyone else in the accounts except Jesus, because this pattern of the world is the pattern of myth-culture, which is the pattern of the old Adam and sin nature. The pattern of Jesus is the pattern intended for Adam to walk in, and is the unique pattern of the new Adam, Jesus Christ. Jesus’s pattern inverts the sequence and subverts the significance of each and every motif and episode of the myth-culture’s pattern. Barber shows that Jesus’s “failure” to conform to this world’s mythological pattern establishes that he is not mythological, and not a product of his culture. As the apostle Peter states, “. . . we did not follow cleverly devised tales [myths] when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Pet 1:16).
We should battle the unbelief of anxiety with the promises of future grace. When I am anxious about some risky new venture or meeting, I battle unbelief with one of my most often-used promises. Isaiah 41.10.
Author: John Piper
Explore this stunning quality of God’s grace: It never ends! In this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever. True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises. This is living by faith in future grace, which provides God's mercy, provision, and wisdom—everything we need—to accomplish his good plans for us. In Future Grace, chapter by chapter—one for each day of the month—Piper reveals how cherishing the promises of God helps break the power of persistent sin issues like anxiety, despondency, greed, lust, bitterness, impatience, pride, misplaced shame, and more. Ultimate joy, peace, and hope in life and death are found in a confident, continual awareness of the reality of future grace.
Unbelief. There are many miracles that God cannot do because of unbelief Let us see Mark 6:56; "And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their ...
Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
Battle Cry Compendium Volume 6 Battle Cry Compendium is a compilation of spiritual warfare bulletins of messages by Dr. D. K. Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, for prayer warriors and intercessors. It is an outstanding collection for those who seek spiritual power from the Almighty.
This unwillingness to face unbelief comes down to reluctance of admitting that they have error in their hearts. This error is present and undermines faith because they did not know the ways of God. In fact, the major cause of unbelief ...
According to Webster, unbelief means skepticism especially in matters of religious faith. In unbelief, there is an unwillingness to admit, or accept what is offered as true. Even to the point of taking a "do it first, ...
Author: Paris Davis
Publisher: Xulon Press
Do you sometimes feel that you are going through this life blindfolded; or that you are defenseless against the challenges that you face; or that the attacks on your life are relentless? If so, learn to live this Christian lifestyle with the divine confidence that the Lord Jesus declares is ours. This lifestyle involves a battle and whether we acknowledge it or not, we are in it! "Hearing God in the Battle: The War is On!" explores many of the strategies and tools that are available to us because of our relationship with our King. We are charged to be armed and ready to go as He commands. Whether it is a time of preparation, growth, warring, or restoration, this is our time to be triumphant! Why? Because the war is raging on and it our season to receive the full benefits of His Kingdom, especially living a victorious life! Dr. Paris Davis has over 25 years of upper level corporate experience with several major corporations. Currently, her position is Executive Director for a non-profit organization providing faith-based community services and training in the areas of organizational design and strategic management for Pastors, Church Leaders and business owners. Since 1996, she is the Church Administrator for Triedstone FGB Church, Chicago. She was installed as Pastor of Administration in January, 2007 and serves with the Intercessory Prayer Ministry. Dr. Davis earned a doctoral degree from The Graduate Theological Foundation of Oxford University / Rome Foundation Fellowships of Cambridge, England. Her thesis was based on "Handling Business God's Way." She holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business; and BS in Accounting from Chicago State University. In 2003, Dr. Davis published "Breaking Through Towards Spiritual Maturity." Dr. Paris Davis lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons.
Unbelief means lack of belief or faith in God and His provisions. While unbelief does not hinder God's faithfulness. Let's look at Romans 3:3, and it says, “For what it some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God ...
Author: Alzina Mouton-Moore
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
The Lord instructed Alzina to write It Ain't You because it's a universal thing, not for just men. As I follow his instruction, he advised me that these battles were in the air. He walked me through step by step with the battles then the scriptures because these battles are not us. Therefore, It Ain't You: The Battle Is in the Air is all God. Even though there are many, many more, those are the ones He instructed me to work with. As we met every morning at three thirty, He downloaded me with the scriptures I had already used. And I told Him I used that scripture already, but I was obedient. I truly thank God for trusting me to write this book because as I was writing and studying, it helped me. He even allowed me to feel that these battles are in the air, and they are real. These battles are so real; only Jesus could heal, deliver, and set free and stop the battles from being attached and detaching the ones we are wearing. We talk about how the unsaved act and the so-called saved ones, and we judge but we can't those same battles could have been attached to us. Our families, friends, and people we don't know and even our enemies, and we think it's them but it's not. And when we think about a person in their right mind would never do some of the things that are happening in this world today if they were in their right mind. So I do love Jesus with all my heart, mind, and soul; and I need to be obedient to Him. May God truly minister to your hearts, minds, and spirits.
Author: Renee Gaffney WilliamsPublish On: 2017-01-05
Lord, help my unbelief! The Word of God tells us in Hebrews chapter 3: Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” ...
Author: Renee Gaffney Williams
Publisher: WestBow Press
Faith Battle is a stirring spiritual guidebook that offers hope and biblical tools to strengthen your faith during these difficult times we live in. You will be compelled to examine where you stand and inspired to hold onto your faith in God. You will also be motivated to go and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. "Powerful and life changing!" —Lieutenant Colonel, Rev. Audrey H. Johnson, Ret. Denver, Colorado People of faith are under attack in ways that we could never have imagined except for the fact that God warned us through the Bible many years ago. The realities of the "last days" are now just that: realities; and each and every believer must come to grips with what he or she believes about God, the Bible, and the future of humanity. Faith Battle addresses these challenges head on, identifying all of the spiritual and cultural changes that wage war on our faith every day. —Pastor Phillip F. Smith Jr., Senior Pastor at Colorado Christian Fellowship in Aurora, Colorado