"Launch out into the deep..." I’m sure many a sermon has been preached on those five words in chapter five, and deservedly so. Those five words address a faith many are inspired by but few experience. Launching out so far that God is the only possible rescue and the only possible explanation for success.
One existence that cannot be denied, a new sign has just been erected near the Kentucky State Fair and Expo Center and it has the city buzzing. Lifted high above the roadways near the Louisville airport a giant billboard reads: “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”
Did you know that more people believe in heaven than hell? Even if they do not believe in the actual existence of the place, almost everyone has their own concept. Some people believe it’s where all the “cool people” go, and that only fuddy-duddies go to heaven. They laugh and joke about the wild parties that take place, and that the “real” party won’t start until once they arrive. Others believe we are living in hell now and that our only escape is by death into heaven. Still others believe that hell is just an exaggerated expression that people use to curse with but that it is not an actual place.
It is a twenty-five word 'parade of hope.' It's small enough to fit on a post-it note, yet powerful enough to last 2,000 years. It is the entire message of God in a nutshell. It is the gospel in one verse. It is the Magna Carta, the Rosetta Stone of Christianity. It is John 3:16. … Continue reading Our Hope of Salvation – John 3:16
Hebrew 10:38-39 Faith accepts the impossible as a real possibility! Faith ignores the obvious and takes a step of obedience anyway. Four levels of Faith: No Faith – God doing no “mighty” works… Little Faith – God limited by unbelief Strong Faith – God pleased with a growing faith… Great Faith – God answering prayer … Continue reading Four Levels of Faith