Consistency is the Key To Power
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;
and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the end of the earth
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all
liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let
him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of
the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose
that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded
man, unstable in all his ways.
We can have all the steps and methods to witness or share our faith. But if we donít have consistency in every area of our life, we can never be a good witness for God.
Abraham had consistency of faith. Regardless of circumstances he never wavered in his belief and faith in God.
Romans 4:3, 13-24, Hebrews 11:17-19
He no doubt withstood ridicule and mockery. But in the end his faith won out.
James 1:8 If you are double minded, you are unstable in all your ways.
Mark 11:22-26 We must have faith in God, that he will do what he says he will do. If you donít have faith in God and His ability and willingness to do as He says, how can you share His message with others.
Colossians 2:5-7 Be steadfast in your faith, rooted and built up in Him. Walk in Him, people will see your faith by the way you talk and walk your faith.
John 8: 31-32, John15:1-8
Abiding in the word brings fruit, makes us disciples, makes us effective witnesses. Brings answers to prayers.
Psalm 119:11 Keeps us from sinning against God.
II Timothy 2:15 Study, become a workman, rightly dividing the word of truth. Know the word.
I Peter 3:15 Be ready to give an answer to every man.
James 1:19-25 Itís not good enough to just know the word, we must do the word. Give out what we have received.
Psalm 96:9 Beauty of Holiness. Inward beauty, shining out.
Exodus 15:11 Holiness is Glorious
II Cor. 6:16-18 Have no fellowship with ungodliness
I Thess. 5:22,23 Shun even the appearance of evil.
II Cor. 7:1 Cleanse ourselves from all unholiness
I Cor. 3:17-18 We are the temple of God
I Peter 3:15-17 Have a clear conscience that no man can point a finger at your life.
Love For one another and for God
John 13:34-35 It is a commandment to love, not a suggestion. By this will people know we love God.
John 17:21 Work towards unity. That the world may believe on Him
I John 3:1-2 God has bestowed love toward us.
I John 4:7-21 Love one another to show we love God.
James 3:1-18, 4:7-8
Our tongue will give us away every time. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
John 12:34-37 We can profess we love God and His word, but when stress or anger comes, we find out just how much of Godís word is in our heart. The world is looking for this.
The tongue can be used for either
Backbiting, deceit, lying, muttering, bitter words
Speaking Godís righteousness, wisdom, Godís word, Sing praises, kindness, confessing Jesus.
Philippians 4:13 I CAN DO!! Know who you are in Christ. Know you can do what He says you can do.
II Corinthians 5:17-20 We are His ambassadors
Ephesians 2:1-7 We are raised up and sitting with Christ in Heavenly Places
Philippians 3:8-15 I have His righteousness. The Power of His Resurrection
II Timothy 1:12 I am not ashamed. I know whom I have believed
Romans 6:16 The Gospel is the power of God, unto salvation.
Romans 5:1-5 Justified by faith. The Love of God is spread abroad in our hearts.
Romans 8:31-39 31 What then shall we say to these
things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not
spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not
with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge
against Godís elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who
condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who
is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for
us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: ďFor Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.Ē
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him
who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor
angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things
to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus