Luke 17:1-6 (769)

          A.  Last Sunday our study was about the topic of faith.
          B.  We know that we are to live the Christian life by faith.  2 Corinthians 5:7 (854);
                Galatians 5:6 (862)
          C.  Our lesson this morning is based on Luke 17:1-6 (769).  When the apostles heard
                what Jesus had said, they realized that they needed a strong faith. V5
          D.  Let’s focus on times in our lives when a strong faith is needed.

      I.  When we are close to offending someone, we need a strong faith.  Vv1-2

          A.  Jesus warned His apostles not to offend a little one. (A child or weak disciple)

                1.  To offend means to cause someone to stumble or fall.
                2.  Our Lord illustrated the seriousness.  V2

          B.  We need to be careful not to offend someone

                1.  By what we _____:
                2.  By our demeanor:
                3.  By our _____________:

    II.  When we need to forgive, a strong faith is needed.  Luke 17:3-4

          A.  Jesus teaches us that if someone repents and ask us to forgive him, that we are to

                1.  The wrong attitude:
                2.  For a faithful child of God, there is only one response:

          B.  Jesus teaches us continual forgiveness.  V4

                1.  The wrong attitude:
                2.  The right attitude. Matthew 18:21-22 (719) The seriousness: Matthew 6:12-15 (707

   III.  When we are experiencing sorrow, we need a strong faith.  Matthew 15:21-28 (716

          A.  Be careful not to:_______________________________________________________
          B.  Helpful scriptures:  Psalm 30:11 (439); Psalm 34:18 (441); Psalm 119:28 (475); 1 Cor.
                10:13 (846)

Conclusion:  The Christian life is a fight of faith. 1 Timothy 6:12 (878).  We will be rewarded.
                      2 Timothy 4:6-8 (880)