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What do we learn from Ruth?

 Principle of Sacrifice

A Crisis of Faith
Matthew 17:14-20

A Crisis of Faith

The Demons Irritation (vv. 14-17) The Deliverers Intervention (v. 18) The Disciples Instruction (vv. 19-20)

Two Extremes of Demon Possession

Disbelief and Preoccupation

A Crisis of Faith

The Deliverers Intervention


(v. 18)

A Crisis of Faith

The Disciples Instruction


(v. 19-20)

Everything is possible

Anything that we pray in faith will come to pass??

Everything is possible

Not: This is not a blank check Yes: God will honor any prayer that we
offer in faith that is in accordance with His will

A Crisis of Faith

At some point, everybody will experience a crisis of faith

A Crisis of Faith

The trouble with me is lack of faith.


C.S. Lewis

A Crisis of Faith

Failure often comes at the most inopportune times

A Crisis of Faith

Failure can be a result of overconfidence

Faith Restored!

Jesus breaks in at the point of frustration

Faith Restored!

The importance of the direction of faith

Faith Restored!

A call to get our hands dirty with ministry