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A Securing Faith (2 of 6)
Series: Defining Faith
February 19, 2003
1. Proverbs 14:26, "In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge."
2. Isaiah 26:3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
ILLUS: This morning, Tom Ridge, our Homeland Security Secretary, gave us some details concerning the protection of our nation. Not long ago, he devised a color system to alert citizens of impending terrorist threats. The color today is orange. Orange represents "high" alert. It is next to the highest, which is red, symbolizing a "severe" threat.
With all due respect to Mr. Ridge, we can't even secure our borders. Thousands of illegals are flooding or country every year, many of them representing a threat to our national security.
I'm glad my security is not based on a color code; my security is in Jesus Christ. In this day of uncertainty and insecurity, there is one thing I know for certain, God will never let me down. I have a secure faith.
3. As we come to our outline this evening, let me give you three reasons why I can be so certain that "I have a secure faith."
I. GOD'S WORD ASSURES IT
A. Trusting His Word
1. Matthew 4:4, "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
2. I have a living faith, a confident faith, a secure faith. It is rooted in God's Word. Whatever my need, I can go to God's Word and find the answer. It is His Word that carries me through life.
ILLUS: As I was driving home Friday, I was listening to Michael Savage. Over and over again, he read from the Bible. Even though he is not a Christian, he is smart enough to know that the Bible is the source of all truth. I listened to Hannity and Colmes late Saturday night. Their guest was Franklin Graham. As He was discussing the problems ...
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