Fear Knock – Faith Answered
There Is Nobody There!
I. THE SOUL'S DESIRE FOR THE DIVINE GRACE OF THE LORD
1. He Wants' to be Heard
2. He Wants' to be Helped
II. THE SOUL'S DESIRE FOR THE DIVINE GUIDANCE OF THE LORD
1. GOD GUIDES US THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES:
2. GOD GUIDES US THROUGH THE SPIRIT
3. GOD GUIDES US THROUGH HIS SAINTS
III. THE SOUL'S DESIRE FOR DIVINE GOODNESS
1. Trust Saved Him
2. Time Strengthen Him
There are hundreds of thousands of people that have travel the international crossroads in Belgium and over that mantle above that great fireplace stands a old mirror that is faced and it has these words, "Fear knock at the door and Faith answered there is no one here."
Fear seems to hang around our door steps. And we need to learn how to put faith into action.
During the 1870's, a red-haired, talented Polish boy decided he wanted to be a pianist. However, his teachers at the Warsaw Musical Institute gave him no encouragement. They told him that his fingers were too short and too thick for the piano. He bought a cornet and gave that instrument a try. His cornet teachers told him that they thought he had little talent there, too. So, passed around like a hot potato, he went back to the piano.
Angry and discouraged, he happened to meet the famous composer and pianist, Anton Rubinstein. The boy played for him, and Rubinstein praised and encouraged him. The boy promised to practice seven hours a day. Rubenstein's words of encouragement raised up the boy's faith and gave him the courage to over come his fear and determination to become one of the most acclaimed pianists of all time--the great Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
When Paderewski died in 1940, he was mourned by millions of fans all over the world, especially in America and Western Europe. And none of it likely would have happened without the encouragement of Anton Rubinstein who learned to put his faith into action
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