On Having Faith by Jesse Hendley
ON HAVING FAITH
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 9:2
You remember the great passage in Hebrews 11:6,
"Without faith it is impossible to please God." To
please God, we must have faith.
In our preceding study on Faith, we read from Matthew
8:26 and learned that we are to HAVE FAITH in spite of
the tempests of life, yea, because of the tempests of
life! We learned that with Jesus in the boat, we
cannot go down beneath the waves. Jesus wants us not
to fear, whatever tempests may come into our lives.
For He said, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little
We found also, in Matthew 9:2, that in answer to our
prayers of faith, the Lord forgives and saves our
loved ones. "Jesus, seeing THEIR faith, said unto the
sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee."
Now we want to discuss the problem of sickness. There
are so many sicknesses. How we need to have more faith
in the Lord Jesus in regard to sickness, and how we
need to pray one for another.
In a revival meeting one Sunday afternoon, with a
great crowd of people in attendance, a young lady came
up to me after the service. She had brought her
mother, an elderly lady, who had arthritis. That
mother lifted her twisted, gnarled hands, and with
tears in her eyes, said, "Preacher, I need prayer for
my sickness. Do you pray for those who are sick? Do
you believe that God heals?" I told her what the Word
of God had to say about it. I do believe that the Lord
heals. I do believe that we should pray for the
healing of our bodies. I believe that we ought to con-
tinue to pray, faithfully, for our bodies. I believe
that there is nothing that touches us but that God is
interested in it. God is certainly interested in the
sick and He does answer believing prayer for the sick.
Now I am not saying that God always heals. If He did,
no one would ever die from sickness. You remember ...
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