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Series: Shine: How to Live the Christian Life in an Unchristian World
Pastor Jeff Schreve
I heard a story about two nuns. They were nurses, and they were going into the country to check on a patient. And as they were driving back from the country to the convent, they ran out of gas on this country road. And they thought, Man, what are we going to do? And just then a truck came by. He saw that the sisters were in trouble, and so he pulled over and he said, "What's the matter?" And they said, "We ran out of gas." And he said, "Well, "I can help you. I can siphon some gas out of my tank and give it to you and then you can put it in your car and you will have enough gas to get to the gas station." And they said, "That's a good idea." And he said, "The only problem is I don't have a container. Do you have any kind of container where we can siphon off some gas?" And they said, "Well, let us look." And they looked in their truck, and they're nurses, you know, and so they found a bedpan. And they said, "Well, what about this?" And the trucker said, "Well, that would probably be enough. We can get some out. And, you know, that would work." And so he siphoned some out. He filled the bedpan. Well, he had to go, and he left them with the bedpan. And, so they take the bedpan and they go over to the side of the car to put that in the car. And just at that time a highway patrolman drives by and he sees them putting the contents of the bedpan in the car. And he rolls down his window and, and he says, "Sisters, I don't think that's going to work, but I do admire your faith" (laughter). I want to talk today about faith. And not just little faith, but big faith, admirable faith, wow kind of faith, faith that trusts God, faith that believes God, faith that doesn't compromise, no matter the situation, faith that can stand up to the hottest fire. You know, Hebrews 11:6 tells us, "Without faith it's impossible to please God." It's not improbab ...
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