May 14, 2017

Increase Our Faith

Preacher:
Passage: Luke 17:1–19

Some of the things Jesus asks us to do as his followers are just so hard to get done and to live out. Things like resisting temptation in a world that advertises and celebrates sin, forgiving people who have hurt us, or serving others without expecting anything in return are some weighty demands placed on Christ followers. How is it possible to live such a counter-cultural, otherworldly life?

In Luke 17, the disciples who had left everything to follow Jesus made a request of him. Having heard all that he said about the cost of following him, they simply asked Jesus to give them more faith. "Increase our faith," they said. They knew that unless they got their eyes off of this world and more intently on the things of God's kingdom, they'd never be able to live any of this out, because, as the preacher in Hebrews said, "Without faith it is impossible to please God."

This weekend we will unpack Luke 17:1-19 and see just what the disciples were after...an ever-increasing faith. Obviously, something we need too.

Small Group Curriculum

Sermon Notes

The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 4
Increase Our Faith
Pastor Todd Dugard // Luke 17:1–19
May 13–14, 2017

As a Christ follower, you need ever-increasing faith to…

…resist the temptation to sin (v. 1–2)

…forgive those who sin against you (v. 3–4)

…do the miraculous (v. 5–6)

…serve God and others with humility (v. 7–10)

…be grateful to God for what he has done for you (v. 11–19)