NewLife Church MI
The Lord is with us.
October 1, 2023

Creating environments that empower people in every season and space of life, to live a full life in the transforming love of Jesus, every day.

The Lord is with us.

October 1, 2023   /   NewLife Church MI

Hebrews 11:6 (New International Version)
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

1. Faith Involves

Faith trusts God and His promises, but it always involves risk. 

Vision beyond your resources? Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. If your vision is God-given, it will most definitely be beyond your ability and beyond your resources. The God who gives the vision is the same God who makes provision.
Mark Batterson

2. Faith Can Be

For Joshua and Caleb, their faith was costly. 

Numbers 13:27-33

27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large…

30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 33… We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot

Numbers 14:1-9 New International Version

14 That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness! 3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” 4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. 6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes 7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. 8 If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”

3. Faith to God

Joshua and Caleb saw the same people and circumstances the other spies saw.

Focused on The


Focused on God’s

How do you see this season we are in as a church?

4. Faith Often Requires

Psalm 27:14 (New International Version)
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Habakkuk 2:3 (New Living Translation)
3 This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.

5. Faith requires that results in

Psalm 37:5
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:”

John 15:16 Amplified Bible
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.


What do we believe fruitfulness looks like?







How did God give them the promise land? by

Exodus 23:30 – Amplified Bible
30 I will drive them out before you little by little, until you have increased and are strong enough to take possession of the land.

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