Characteristics of True Believing Part 5
Does Not Require Physical Evidence
Sunday, November 27, 2022
I. Characteristics of Bible Believing
A.Does Not Require Physical Evidence
1.Foundation text: (Mark 9:23-24 NLT) “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
a.As born-again believers, God has given us access to all of the promises of God by faith at the new birth, but it’s our unbelief that limits our receiving.
b.Although we’re believers, there may be unbelief present in our hearts in areas.
~(Num. 14:11) After the 10 plagues, Red Sea crossing, daily manna, water from a rock twice, the children of Israel still didn’t believe.
~(Num. 20:12) Moses
~(Mark 16:9-14 AMP) the disciples
2.Hardness of heart – when we continually rely on our five sense to verify God’s word, promises or as the evidence to truth, our heart is being hardened.
a.(Mark 6:45-52) after feeding the 5,000 men
b.(Mark 8:11-21) after feeding the 4,000 men
~(ref. Matt. 16:4) except for the sign of Jonah
3.True believing does not require a sign or physical evidence as confirmation of God’s Word.
a. (John 20:24-31)
c.(1 Pet. 1:22-25 AMP)
[Pastor Lee Stokes]