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Taking the Land of the Giants, Part 2

• Greg Boyd

Many Christians are not aware that Jesus was actually unable to do miracles in his hometown. Mark chapter 6 alerts us to an important connection between faith and transformation. We have all heard it said that “faith without works is dead.” But perhaps it is still not clear how our faith and our actions are to be related to one another. Faith is not simply a belief of the mind, it is a passion of the heart that drives us forward in obedience.

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God wants a revival and you need to do your part. The ball is in our court, but will we believe with an outrageous, sold-out faith in what God can do?

Jesus: According to your faith, be it onto you. Do you have the faith to match up to God’s power? So, are we going to be a people who have enough faith to see God do the miracle?

Do you have faith to walk where God is telling you to walk? So, how extreme is our faith?

The way you demonstrate the gospel is to show the love of Jesus Christ concretely in action.

The Bible says that a faith without works is dead. Are we willing to have outrageous, radical action to backup our faith?

God’s Spirit is inside of us, if we will yield to it. So, be willing to use your faith to build God’s Kingdom!

Outrageous faith leading to outrageous action! Confront the spirit of mediocrity and apathy; we are not called to play it safe and protect the status quo. God moved out of His comfort zone (becoming a man, descending into hell…) so we are to do too.

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Focus Scripture:

  • Mark 6:5-6

    5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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