He is God and We Are Not by Ray Pritchard
Session Five: Active Faith Releases God's Power
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Lesson Five: Active Faith Releases God's Power
- What three fellowships do we have planned for the next 3 months?
What have you read in your quiet time recently that has warmed your heart?
- Has anyone had a spiritually significant conversation with an outsider in recent days? (1)
- •Let's share our name and one thing, besides God, that you have strong faith in.
- Let's memorize the passage in the margin of page 120: Hebrews 11.6. Let's do it this
way. Let's say it together 7 times out loud. Read it at first, then see if you can say it
without looking. Then, I want any of you who will to say it by yourself. Don't forget to
include the reference.
- This verse speaks of reward. Should we come to God with our hand out-with the goal of
receiving a reward from Him?
- What kind of rewards can we expect as we believe that He exists and that He rewards
those who seek Him?
- Can someone quote Hebrews 11.6?
- Someone read out loud the last two paragraphs of this section-page 121. What is faith
and how does it work?
- Day 2. Page 121ff. Hebrews 11:33-35a lists some consequence of faith. What are three
- In Hebrews 11:35, things turn a corner. What are some of the consequences of faith in
35b - 38.
- Pritchard finds three factors that emerge from this section-under the sub-head, "Moving
Against the Tide." What are the three factors?
- When has faith caused you to move against popular opinion? Who has a story?
- Have you ever been guilty of believing that great faith was only for special people?
- The last paragraph speaks of outrageous trust. What are some examples of outrageous
trust in the Bible?
- What is the most outrageous thing your faith has driven you to do?
- Who can quote Hebrews 11.6?
- Day 3. Page 124ff. What did faith drive Moses to do?
- Hebrews 11.27 has that curious phrase, "He saw the invisible." What does it mean that
he saw the invisible?
- Day 4. Page 126ff. Pritchard says, "Faith is not a feeling but a choice." He goes on to
say that feelings are important, but. . . How important are feelings to Christian living? In
what way are they important? What is the limitation of the importance of feelings?
- Page 126 has three italicized statements summarizing what faith is about. Find the verb
in each one. What does faith do?
- Someone read the quote in the margin of 127. How would you explain this to a child?
- Day 5. Page 128. Someone read the paragraph about Todd Beamer, stopping with the
question, "Did it work out all right for him?" How would you answer that question?
- In the next section we read of Jim and Roni Bowers. Who can tell that story?
- How could Jim say, "Nothing bad happened to them"?
- How has faith mattered to you in the really difficult chapters of life?
- How can we become people of strong faith and confidence?
- What keeps us from becoming people of strong faith and confidence?
- What are the benefits of being people of strong faith and confidence?
- What does lack of faith cost us?
- Who can quote Hebrews 11.6?
- How can we pray for one another this week?
1. You might cycle through these questions, asking a different one each week.