FAITH OVERCOMES THE FEAR FACTOR
HEBREWS 11: 1 & 6
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JESUS CHRIST has inspired faith and incited holy boldness in the
lives of countless heroes of the faith. Today He invites you to
join their ranks.
His invitation to "Take up your cross and follow Me" is an
invitation to enter on the path of exciting service and walk it
by faith and not by sight.
If you want exemption from boredom and immunity for a mundane
life, then unreservedly accept His invitation. The Bible is
replete with examples of individuals who took God at His word
and obeyed. You see, whatever else faith is, it is obedience to
the Word of God.
Hebrews 11 lists names of many who appropriately appear in the
annals of faith. The personalities listed in Hebrews 11 are not
fugitives from a wax museum. They are real life people like us
who simply believed God and acted. They are our heroes of the
faith. Those listed in this "Smithsonian of Faith" await
contemporary heroes who will dare join them.
Perhaps the late Dean W. R. Inge put his finger of indictment on
us when he wrote: "Christianity is a creed for heroes and we are
harmless, good-natured little people who want everybody to have
a good time."
Only when we respond to this creed like our heroes before us
with faith does Christianity become for us, and those who
us, a mighty force which gives dynamic radiance to life.
Hebrews 11: 1 says, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." Then this theme is continued
in verse 6, "Without faith it is impossible to please Him..."
Doubt is an atta ...
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