SERIES: Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans
MESSAGE: Old Age; Young Faith
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Romans 4

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham’s faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: August 11, 2019
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "Old Age; Young Faith"
Text: Romans 4

Path

Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham's faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?

  1. Abraham's Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)
  2. Abraham's Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)
  3. Abraham's Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)
    1. He Believed God Can Do Anything (vv. 17-18)
    2. He Believed Circumstances Aren't Everything (v. 19)
    3. He Believed Challenges Are Nothing (v. 20)
    4. He Believed Promises Mean Something (v. 21)
Points

Abraham's Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)Abraham's Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)Abraham's Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)Practice

Connect Up: Though we can see the handiwork of God in creation, we can't physically see God. Having faith in God is like trusting in the laws of physics to get a plane in the air. According to Hebrews 11:1 and 6, why is faith vital for belief in God? Knowing is not enough, nor is conviction. We must receive—by faith, through God's grace—the promises of God in Christ. Discuss why each of the following kinds of faith is important in our relationship with God:Connect In: How is faith communicated and lived out in the church? Here are some areas to discuss:Connect Out: How would you explain to an unbeliever the role of faith in the Christian life? Knowing that all people have faith in something, how can you direct an unbeliever's faith in self, science, money, power, etc., to faith in God?

OUTLINE


  1. Abraham’s Faith Exhibited (vv. 1-15)

  2. Abraham’s Faith Explained (vv. 16-17)

  3. Abraham’s Faith Examined (vv. 18-25)

    1. He Believed God Can Do Anything (vv. 17-18)

    2. He Believed Circumstances Aren’t Everything (v. 19)

    3. He Believed Challenges Are Nothing (v. 20)

    4. He Believed Promises Mean Something (v. 21)


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