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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship
―But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Faith is a critical component in our life‘s journey. The idea of faith in the Old Testament is expressed primarily by a Hebrew word meaning ―to be certain about‖ or ―to be assured.‖ The word carries the ideas of relying on someone, giving credence to a message, or trusting in someone. These same meanings are carried over to the New Testament concept of faith with the expression ―believing in‖ that focuses faith upon Christ.
God honors not just wisdom to explain the Bible, but He honors faith and belief in the Bible. Faith honors God and God honors faith. God goes wherever faith calls Him when honoring the promises of His Word. Faith links our impotence to His omnipotence.
Humans have broken the sound barrier. Jesus' death upon the cross broke the sin barrier. Faith will break the doubt barrier. Doubt delays and often destroys faith. But faith destroys doubt. Therefore, have faith!
Appeal: Our offering today is for our Church, to fund the needs of our many programs and ministries. Our church is the House of God and the place where faith and belief are strengthened.