Let This Mind Be In You: Confidence in the Power of God

Confidence in the Power of God

Matthew 17:22-23

I. CONFIDENCE OF CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES

    A. Jesus had confidence in the power of God to establish and sustain His church (Matthew 6:13; 24:35; 16:13-18)
    B. Jesus had confidence in the scheme of redemption (Matthew 16:21; 17:22-23)
    C. Because of His confidence, the apostles developed a similar confidence (Acts 2:22-36)

II. CONFIDENCE OF DISCIPLES TODAY

    A. We can have confidence in what God has done (Romans 6:1-10)
    B. We can have confidence in what God will do (2 Corinthians 4:13-14)
    C. Humility is needed to acknowledge God’s power (Psalm 44:6-8; James 4:10; Philippians 4:13)

III. WHAT CONFIDENCE CAN DO FOR US

    A. We can approach His throne in prayer (Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 5:14-15)
    B. We can boldly proclaim His truth (Acts 4:29; Ephesians 6:13-20; Romans 1:16)

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