Sunday Sermon // God Whispered..Win

God Whispered // Win

[Associate Pastor, Greg Miller, ECC Covington Campus]

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. ” (Matthew 17:20 NLT)

A little bit of faith is enough to win great victories.

This FAITH is faith in Jesus Christ,

  • not in ourselves,
  • not in our stuff,
  • not in our stature,
  • not in our logic,
  • not in our popularity,
  • not in our conformity with the world,

But our faith is in Jesus Christ and his ability to fulfill his promises to his children.

  • We all face obstacles.

Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. (Joshua 6:1 NLT)

Joshua, as the military leader of Israel, should've looked at the size of the walls and given up or at best just lay siege, be still and wait on them to come out.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NLT)

The true obstacle of the Israelites wasn't the walls or even the crazy plan God gives them to follow..the true obstacle was the faith of God's people.

If we focus our attention on the tangible obstacles (health, fear, finances, circumstances) instead of the victory that we have in Christ., then we have already lost the battle. But if we fix our eyes on Jesus, then he promises to give us eternal victory.

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLT)

We should anticipate obstacles. Because Jesus tells us that we WILL face trials and troubles. As a matter of fact, if we aren't facing a battle/obstacle, then we might need to ask ourselves, “Are we truly FOLLOWING Jesus?”

Because the next obstacle is just an opportunity for God to show His faithfulness and power to overcome it. It is awesome to watch God win. And we will miss out on those victories if we run from the opposition and obstacles.

  • God has a plan for our success that often seems crazy.

But the lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. (Joshua 6:2-4 NLT)

This plan makes no rational sense. This sounds crazy. This is not the way MEN win battles.

Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT)

The people Jesus chose as disciples were some odd choices. We are odd choices. With all of God's sovereignty, He still chose us to carry out His plan. Even when His plan seems like an illogical choice. And here's where our faith comes in.

  • I just need to show some faith.

On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times. The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the lord has given you the town! (Joshua 6:15, 16 NLT)

It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down. (Hebrews 11:30 NLT)

It all comes down to faith.

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4, 5 NLT)

Who can win this battle against the world?

Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

When must have faith that God will win the His time and in His way. And it only takes a tiny bit of faith to win great victories.


A little bit of faith is enough to win great victories.


Next Step:

  1. I will step out in faith in the area of _______________.
  2. I will praise God for the victories that He has already done in my life.
  3. I will invite someone to church on Easter.
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