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Bold Faith - Statesboro First United Methodist Church

Jesus wants to perform a miracle in our lives. There are many competing voices telling us it won’t happen.

  • Who will we listen to?
  • Who will we trust?

While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

English Standard Version. (2016). (Mark 5:35–36). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

Our faith is being tested. We must be careful who we listen to. It must be Jesus. God is in a good mood. Jesus has sent His Holy Spirit. We can be bold.

We can be courageous. We can be bold. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing at all. Now is the time to trust a good God who loves us dearly. Now is the time to get that in our heart and soul. Now is the day.

We can believe Jesus. We do believe in Jesus. We will believe in Jesus.

  • Acts 27:22  — 22 “Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13  — 13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 
  • 2 Corinthians 6:4–10  — 4 but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, 5 in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, 6 in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love, 7 in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left, 8 by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true; 9 as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death, 10 as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
  • Hebrews 3:6  — 6 but the Messiah was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
  • Hebrews 11:32–39  — 32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; 36 and others experienced mocking and scourging’s, yes, also chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38 (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. 39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
  • Matthew 14:27  — 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”