University Objectives… (Reviewed)
_________ the Word!
___________ the Word!
_________ the Word!
Semper Vivus: __________________ ____________
“This __________ is ___________!”
“University” Defined: “
An institution of ________________ at the highest ____________.”
Principle Five (of Twelve)
The ___________________ Principle
I can find ultimate purpose in life only by learning the essentials of quiet confidence in God’s plan for my life. I must accept His will as my will, flowing in His plan as a cloud with the wind. I must claim in confidence each heavenly promise as my title deed to property I have never seen. I hereby resolve to choose this course of action daily, and in God’s power I consider it done.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. — Hebrews 11:1-3 (NIV)
“A proposition upon which an ___________________ is based or from which a ___________________ is drawn.”
A believer’s quality of self-acceptance and confidence to meet the _____________________ of ________ is in direct _____________________ to that believer’s confidence and __________ in God.
A. Trust or _________ in a ________________ or thing.
B. A feeling of __________________, especially of self-assurance.
C. The state or ____________ of being ______________.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. — Hebrews 11:1 (AMPC)
A Fivefold View of Faith…
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. — 1 John 5:2-5 (NIV)
1. View One: The ________________ “
Assurance” defined: “The state of being _______________; freedom from _____________.”
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead. — Acts 17:30-31 (NKJV)
2. View Two: The ___________________
“Confirmation” defined: “The act of establishing ___________________; to substantiate the ___________________ of an event, happening or _________________.”
For He [Jesus] received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts… — 2 Peter 1:17-19 (NKJV)
3. View Three: The _________ ________
“Title Deed” defined: “The reality of ____________________; the instrument that constitutes _________________ of ownership.”
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. — 1 Peter 1:3-5 (NKJV)
4. View Four: The __________
“Proof” defined: “The evidence establishing __________________.”
No one wants to deal with these facts. But anyone who examines this evidence will come to stake his life on this: that God himself is the truth. — John 3:33 (MSG)
5. View Five: The ________________
“Conviction” defined: “The state of being ___________________.”
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
Thieves of Faith
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:9-10 (NIV)
My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all! Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins. See how many enemies I have and how viciously they hate me! Protect me! Rescue my life from them! Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge. — Psalm 25:17-20 (NLT)
1. Thief One: _________________
The Enemy of __________________
The Cause: Excessive _________________ thinking.
A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. — Proverbs 15:13 (NLT)
I live in terror now. My honor has blown away in the wind, and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud. And now my life seeps away. Depression haunts my days. — Job 30:15-16 (NLT)
Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. — Psalm 143:7 (NLT)
2. Thief Two: ____________
The Enemy of ________________
The Cause: Refusing to __________________ .
Don’t secretly hate your neighbor. If you have something against him, get it out into the open; otherwise you are an accomplice in his guilt. Don’t seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people. Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God. — Leviticus 19:17-18 (MSG)
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. — Ephesians 4:30-31 (NIV)
3. Thief Three: ____________
The Enemy of ________________
The Cause: Attention turned ______________.
First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. It’s better to live humbly among the poor than to live it up among the rich and famous. — Proverbs 16:18-19 (MSG)
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits. — Romans 12:16 (AMPC)
Talk Back Time: (Share what you’ve learned with your small group.)
In what ways do you believe our faith is like a title deed to property we have never seen? How does an attitude of pride and arrogance rob us of our faith?
Pray Back Time: (Pray what you’ve learned in your small group.)
Ask God to give you faith and self-confidence for a specific task or issue you (or someone you know) is facing. Declare specifically in prayer something you are claiming as a “title deed” to an answer you have yet to see.