DOUBT-FREE FAITH

November 1, 2015


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SCRIPTURE

Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.

QUOTE

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

~C.S. Lewis

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I have to confess that I do not have doubt-free faith. I think I was born a doubting Thomas. I am much like the father in Mark 9:24, who prayed– “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” I would love to have pure faith with no mixture of doubt but I don’t think I have ever seen that demonstrated in another human. I’ve known some folks who had great faith but I can’t recall any one who had perfect faith with no doubt. I have some mountains that need moving but they are so huge and have been there so long that I don’t pray with any degree of faith.

What do you do when your faith is imperfect? You keep believing with the faith that you have. Faith is like a muscle; it grows with exercise. Jesus called twelve disciples and none of them had perfect faith which is why He nick named them “Little-faiths.”

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  • Well, another successful TRUNK-A-TREAT. I want to think our 24 vendors. It is the most we have had in recent history. I didn’t count but I am guessing 300 or so. I think the most we have ever had is around 450. Hey, the rain doesn’t stop them.
  • REVIVAL begins today. This revival is an annual thing and it’s always the first week in November but folks have planned hunting trips, cruises, Smokey Mountains trips and everything else. Folks don’t seem to understand our desperate need for REVIVAL and it certainly will not happen with us putting other things before HIM. 
  • Todays Schedule: Deacon’s at 7:45, Biscuits and donuts at 8:30, LCBS at 9:15, Revival Service at 10:15 and 6:00. No Visitation or AWANA’s.

Gary, Keri and Kane

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