Do we believe that the Bible is a practical book? Can we take its truths and apply them to the situations of our daily lives?
Yesterday, during our mid week service we tested that theory.
The message was on faith. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) We studied people of faith, great faith, little faith, no faith, we must live by faith, and walk by faith. The summation was found in Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
I challenged them to call or email the Alaska State Senators on the Finance committee about reestablishing funding for the Fall Prevention Program. This is an important program for seniors and would pay for itself with one fall being prevented. Names, email addresses, phone numbers were given to them.
Would they be willing to step out in faith to complete this project?
We often speak of trusting the Lord, having faith, always willing to do what God asks. When the rubber meets the road in our daily lives, do we?
James 2:17-20 speaks to this point. “ Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
So how did they do? Come back tomorrow and we will find out.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001