LifePoint Church

Listen to Audio:
Head-On Collision
Speaker:
Joe Duke
Series:
Confidents, Part 1
Date:
September 4, 2011
God has laid things out fairly simply: You can’t please Him unless you are living a life of faith. Faith is indispensable to experiencing real life. But even when we walk by faith, pointed in the right direction, we are vulnerable to taking a hit. Sometimes we are hit head-on by the unexpected circumstances of life. They come at us with such force that our faith is left weakened and in need of repair. In those challenging times God is eager to help rebuild our faith and bring us to a place we might have never experienced.

For further thought and discussion:

  1. Often religious people are described as people of faith. What is usually meant by that phrase? In another sense, everyone is a person of faith (even in the non-religious sense). How? How can that universal faith be used to help people understand their need for faith in God?
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:9 and Hebrews 11:6 form the bedrock for a life lived well. Why are these two verses, when combined, so important? In what ways might you be displeasing God by your lack of faith? In what ways are you pleasing God by your faith?
  3. Everyone’s faith is vulnerable to challenging circumstances. Do you recall a time when your faith was weakened by a disappointment, discouragement or challenge? How long did that last; what were you feeling; how did you recover?
  4. When life conspires against you and your faith takes a hit, should you really be surprised? Read 1 Peter 4:12-16. In what ways is it possible to be encouraged when challenges and trials come your way.
  5. Read Romans 5:1-5. Why are the challenges of life necessary for your spiritual progress? What is the most unpleasant situation you are facing? How can that be used by God to mature you in your faith?

 Song order:

  • Nothing Is Impossible by Jonathan Hunt
  • Rise by Joel Houston
  • Love Song by Jason Morant
  • Til I See You by Houston, Joel | Gillies, Jadwin
  • Closer To Love by Josiah Bell, Mat Kearney, and Robert Marvin
  • Revelation Song by Riddle, Jennie Lee
  • Great I Am by Jared Anderson