The Apostle Paul makes a very simple but profound statement: I live by faith.

Sermon Notes from Morning Worship
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Series: “Dealing With My Feelings”
Today: “Faith vs. Feelings”

Scripture:  Matthew 6:31-34  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight.

Intro:  The Apostle Paul makes a very simple but profound statement:      I live by faith        .

A.  The Greek word for live or walk is a word that refers to       regulating         your life.

B.  God’s regulator that His followers must use for the work in this life  =      faith       .

I.    FAITH REGULATES THE      POWER         OF FEELINGS.

* Faith sees the problems but knows God already has the       solutions         .

II.   FAITH REGULATES THE       DAMAGE        OF FEELINGS. Faith regulates the damage of feelings.

A.  Jesus knew we would allow feelings to hurt us and waste our energies when He said, “Who of you by __worrying__ can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:27

B.  God makes sure all danger, temptations, and stresses stop short of what we       can’t handle      ! Faith is the thermostat of your mind.

Conclusion:       Faith       is the thermostat of your mind.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

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