Annie Perkins Ministries
APM Digital Bible Study: RESOLUTE
Locations & Times
Expand
  • Annie Perkins Ministries
    Monday 2:00 PM
Resolute: Developing “Even If” Faith
Lesson 1: Group Session

But even if he [God] does not [deliver them from the fiery furnace], we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
(Daniel 3:18, NIV) ~ Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God.
(Philippians 2:17a, NLT) ~ Paul

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened."
(1 Peter 3:14, NIV) ~ Peter
Resolute, “even if” faith.

Defining Resolute

Resolute: “Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering”

Antonyms of Resolute: ________________, ________________, ________________,
________________, ________________, ________________
anxious:___________________________________________________

peace:___________________________________________________

But notice how this verse describes peace even further by calling it the peace ______________.

Peace is a _____________________________________ (Galatians 5:22), which means it is not a natural product of the flesh.

We are able to feel the peace of God in ________________.



Peace and rest are parts of God’s nature. The words _______________ and _______________ are found all throughout Scripture.

Jesus is the ________________ (Isaiah 9:6); and knowing God is equated with __________________ all throughout the Bible.



This type of peace, the kind of peace which results in ____________________, comes only through faith in _________________________.

God said in Isaiah 7:9, If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9b, NIV)

So everything hinges upon ________________, including peace.

Resolute _______________ results in resolute _______________.


Trust means _______________________________.

Defining Faith

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)

So faith is to be _______________ in ____________________ and _______________ about ____________________.





God is ____________________ over that which he created.
Foundational Truths Of Faith:

God _______________________________________________________.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11, NIV)

God ______________________________________________________.
The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. (Psalm 145:8-9, ESV)

God _______________________________________________________.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9, NIV)

God _______________________________________________________.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, ESV)

God _______________________________________________________.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20b, NIV)

One more reason for faith: 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. (Hebrews 11:6, NIV)

Faith _________________________, and God _____________________ those who seek him.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13, NIV)

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8, NIV)

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8a, ESV)

When we seek God, ________________________________________.





Faith-Full Doesn’t Mean Perfect

We serve a God who ______________________ our mistakes in order to identify us by our _______________ rather than our ________________!
Throw off everything that ________________________________ our faith.

Run with perseverance by ______________________________________.
FOCUS______________________➞FAITH______________________➞PEACE

But we never have to do it without God:
Oh Lord, teach us what we need to learn to have resolute faith. Thank you for who you are. Thank you that you love us, and help us to know you more. Let us not come out of this study the same way we went in!