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The Cost of Real Faith (2 of 8)
Series: Real Faith for Real People
Review: "What it means to have faith"
Heb 11:1 "Now faith is" ...is -- Present tense!
"the substance of things hoped for..."A word form God
"...the evidence of things not seen." Evidenced by my actions!
Focused on what I see with my spiritual eyes!
What it means to have faith is that my current beliefs must be firmly rooted in God and built upon what He says about the situation to trust Him enough to act accordingly!
Next week! "The Key to Pleasing God"
"The Cost of Real Faith"
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
Anything worth having costs!
There are people today who are looking for valuable things cheaply!
Looking for something cheap...
After being away on business, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. "How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50. "That's a bit much," said Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30. "That's still quite a bit," Tom groused. Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle. "What I mean," said Tom, "is I'd like to see something real cheap." So the clerk handed him a mirror." --Readers Digest
There is a cost to real faith!
What are the costs of this new life of faith?
You cannot enter faith with out the risk. A cost, a sacrifice!
Mother Teresa heard vows from 11 new members of her growing order, the Society of the Missionaries of Charity, and spoke briefly about her weekend in Cuba. "Love, to be real, must cost," said the frail and stooped Mother Teresa, 75, whose big voice belies her stature, "It must hurt. It must empty us of self." -- USA Today, Nov. 17, 1986
Real faith and worship of God costs us!
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