When Fear Meets Faith (1 of 6) by Jeff Schreve
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Series: Believing in God - Expecting Miracles
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Turn to Exodus chapter 14. We're going to be in chapter 13 and 14 today discussing this subject: "When Fear Meets Faith." Now, years ago, I heard a story about a mountain climber, and he was out hiking and, on the mountains and, ah, he fell off a cliff. And on his way down, he reached out and he grabbed, and he grabbed a hold of a tree limb that was growing out of the side of this cliff. And he was just hanging there. And he looked down and it was so far down. And he looked up, and he said, "Is anybody up there?" And God answered, and God said in his booming voice, "I am here! I am the Lord. Do you believe me?" And he answered, "Oh, yes, Lord, I believe you. I really believe you. But I don't know how long I can hold on." God said to him, "That's all right. Don't worry. I will save you. Just let go." Long pause. Man looked up to heaven, and said, "Is there anybody else up there?" (laughter) You know, that's the way we are, so many of us are. We say we believe God, but do we really believe God? Do we believe him enough to let go?
We are starting a new series of messages today entitled, "Believing God; Expecting Miracles." See, when you really believe God, believe him enough to let go, you experience the miracles of God. Jesus said, "Be it done to you according to your faith." Faith is believing God, believing him enough to let go. You think in the Bible the people that experience the miracles of God. They had to take a step of faith. They had to believe him enough to let go. Peter had to believe God enough to let go of the boat, and then he experienced a miracle of walking on the water. The man with the withered hand that we read about in the gospels, Jesus told him, "Stretch forth your hand." His hand was all withered and he had never stretched forth his hand. And Jesus said, "Do it! Stretch forth your hand." And he believ ...
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