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March 16, 2014 “Digging Ditches—Ridiculous Faith” 2 Kings 3:9-20; James 2:26
March 16, 2014 Rev. Dr. Robert Lee
New Highland Baptist Church Podcast

March 16, 2014 “Digging Ditches—Ridiculous Faith” 2 Kings 3:9-20; James 2:26

March 16, 2014

Rev. Dr. Robert Lee

Part 2 of “Elisha” Series MAIN THOUGHT: YOUR GREATEST NEED BECOMES A BLESSING WHEN IT DRIVES YOU TO DEPEND ON GOD. • 2 Kings 3:9-18 TWO PRINCIPLES OF FAITH THAT WORKS: 1. ONLY GOD CAN SEND THE WATER, BUT SOMETIMES HE WANTS YOU TO DIG A DITCH. • James 2:26 “Just as the body is dead without breath, so also is faith dead without good works” (NLT). 2. REAL FAITH BELIEVES BIG BUT IS WILLING TO START SMALL. • Zech. 4:10 “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin . . .” (NLT). • 2 Kings 3:20 “The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water” (NIV). QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION AND ACTION: • Think back to a time when a great need drove you to depend on God. How was it a blessing? • What is one big dream for your life that you need God’s help to accomplish? • What ditch might God want you to start digging today to turn your dream into a reality?
Part 2 of “Elisha” Series MAIN THOUGHT: YOUR GREATEST NEED BECOMES A BLESSING WHEN IT DRIVES YOU TO DEPEND ON GOD. • 2 Kings 3:9-18 TWO PRINCIPLES OF FAITH THAT WORKS: 1. ONLY GOD CAN SEND THE WATER, BUT SOMETIMES HE WANTS YOU TO DIG A DITCH. • James 2:26 “Just as the body is dead without breath, so also is faith dead without good works” (NLT). 2. REAL FAITH BELIEVES BIG BUT IS WILLING TO START SMALL. • Zech. 4:10 “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin . . .” (NLT). • 2 Kings 3:20 “The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water” (NIV). QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION AND ACTION: • Think back to a time when a great need drove you to depend on God. How was it a blessing? • What is one big dream for your life that you need God’s help to accomplish? • What ditch might God want you to start digging today to turn your dream into a reality?
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