Category Archives: Trust in the Lord

Faith Trusts Actively

There are at least four situations when our faith in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ must cause us to actively, obediently trust Him.

  1. Trust God when you don’t know WHERE life is going (Gen 12:1, 4; Heb 11:8-10)
  • God is a gracious giver (1 Peter 1:6-7; 1 Tim 6:17; Jas 1:17; Matt 6:25-30)
  • Saints are sojourners (Heb 11:9, 13; 1 Peter 2:11)
  1. Trust God when you don’t know HOW He works (Heb 11:11-12)
  • He works in the Christian (Phil 1:6; 2:13; 1 Thess 2:13)
  1. Trust God when you don’t know WHEN He will act (Heb 11:13-16; 11:1)
  • Keep your eye on the greater promises (2 Pet 1:10-11; 2 Tim 1:12)
  1. Trust God when you don’t know WHY He commands certain things (Heb 11:17-19; Gen 22:4-5, 10-13)
  • Sacrificial life (Rom 12:1-2)
  • God is faithful (Deut 7:9; Phil 4:19; 1 Cor 10:13; Phil 4:6-7; John 6:40)

Faith Trusts God Obediently (Acts 22:16)

Do You Have What It Takes To Trust In The Lord?

Luke 18:31-19:27

On a road outside Jericho, Jesus showed what it takes to trust in Him.  He was surrounded by a crowd anxious onlookers.  But the Lord was looking for two special people to set the stage for an enlightening parable about trust.

To Trust in The Lord — It Takes Faith (Luke 18:35-43)

  1. It takes faith to accept your true condition (Rom 3:11-12)
  2. It takes faith to search for a true cure (Rom 10:8-13; 1:16; Acts 2:37-38)
  3. It takes faith to accept the true Savior (Luke 7:22; Acts 4:11-12)

To Trust in the Lord — It Takes Repentance (Luke 19:1-10)

  1. It takes repentance from pride
  2. It takes repentance from greed

To Trust in the Lord — It Takes Obedience (Luke 19:11-27)

  1. It takes obedience to His commands
  2. It means to be entrusted with the gospel
  3. It means to go to work with His word

Are you ready to do His business until He comes back?

Trusting the Bible

(Psalm 119:42; 2 Tim 3:16-17)

The Bible is a book you can trust, because the Scripture (Bible) bears the distinctive marks of its Author.

  • Unity (Gen 1:26; Deut 6:4)
  • Prophecy (Isa 46:9-10)
  • Holy (Lev 11:44-45; 1 Pet 1:16)
  • Availability (most copied, most printed)
  • Stability (2 Peter 1:16-19)
  • Endurability (1 Peter 1:22-25)

TRUST HIS INSPIRATION

  1. All Scripture is inspired of God
  2. Theopneustos: God-breathed out
  3. The Bible (1 Tim 5:18; 2 Tim 3:14-15; Acts 1:16; 2 Pet 3:16)
  1. All Scripture was revealed to men
  2. Apokalupto: to take off the cover, disclose
  3. Holy men (2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Cor 2:7-10; Isa 64:4)

TRUST HIS REVELATION

  1. Theme: Son of God, Jesus (Heb 1:1-14; Rev 22:18-21)

TRUST, THE RESULT

  1. Receive/Welcome (1 Thess 2:10-13)
  2. Obey (2 Tim 3:15-16)
  3. Expect (John 12:48; Rom 2:15-16; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 20:11-15)

 

The Bible is a Book you can trust, because Jesus is the One you can trust.

I Will Trust

Today, we want to discuss things we must trust, that is, if trust the Lord.  The Scripture is the only place we can turn to discover anything true about the future (Isa 46:9-10).  We are blessed by God that He has chosen to tell us about the future. He wants us to be certain about some things.

I Will Trust:

  • We are vanishing (Jas 4:6, 14; Job 8:9; 9:25-26; 14:1-2; Psa 39:5; 90:10; 1 John 2:17; 1 Thess 4:16-17)
  • We will be raised from the dead when Christ comes (John 5:28-29; Acts 24:14-15; 1 Cor 15:20-23)
  • We will be judged by Christ (John 12:48-50; Acts 17:30-31; Rev 20:11-15)
  • We will be separated by Christ (Matt 13:47-50; 25:31-33; 7:21-23)
  • Some will be assigned to Heaven (John 14:1-3; Rev 21:1-4; 22:1-5)
  • Many will be assigned to Hell (Matt 25:41, 46; Matt 8:12; 13:42; 13:50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30)

3 More Certainties:

  • If you are in Hell, you cannot say “God is cruel” (Rom 5:6, 8; 2 Pet 3:9)
  • If you are in Heaven, you cannot say “I deserve this” (Rom 5:9-11)
  • Some here today still need salvation from sin (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38)

I Will Not Trust

Trusting the Lord requires two things.  First, we must trust His word and obey it.  Secondly, we must expect His providence to be at work in our lives.  But when we trust the Lord, there are some things we mustn’t trust.

I Will Not Trust:

  • My upbringing, my goodness or my accomplishments (Phil 3:3-6)
  • Result: Enthusiasm in serving the Lord (Phil 3:7-14)

I Will Not Trust:

  • My strength or my wisdom (2 Cor 1:8-11; 1 Sam 7:12; 2 Cor 12:9)
  • Result: Comforting and strengthening others (2 Cor 1:3-7)

Trusting the Lord means that we Do Not trust many other things.  Are you trusting the Lord to save you — from your sins? (1 John 2:1-3; Acts 2:36-38)  Are you trusting the Lord to secure you — for an eternity with Him?  (1 John 5:11-13)  Will you stop trusting everything — except Him?