How to Be Strong in Faith
Genesis 17:15-17; 18:11-14; 21:1-3
I want you to take God's word now and turn with me to genesis chapter 17. We're talking about faith. We're in the school of faith. Today we're talking about how to be strong in faith. Archimedes was a philosopher and physicist, and he said, 11 if you will give me a lever long enough; if you will give me a fulcrum something to rest it on,'' and he said, ''if you will give me a place to stand,'' he said, ''i can move the earth.'' and he was right. My dear friend, may I tell you for us that lever is faith, the fulcrum is the word of God, the place where we stand is in his grace, and with it not only can we move the earth, but we can move heaven as well. If we learn to be strong in faith.
Abraham, as we've said is the brightest star in the Hebrew heaven. He is the hero to our Jewish friends, but my dear friend, he's more than a Hebrew and a father to the Jews, he is the father of all of those who believe. And what a lesson we're going to learn today on how to be strong in faith.
Because I remind you that the bible says, ''according to your faith be it unto you.. '' now, let's look at a wonderful story in the life of Abraham, and I begin reading here in genesis 17:15, ''and God said unto Abraham, as for Sarah, thy wife, thou shalt not call her name sa ariah, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her. Ye I will bless her and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her'' raha hara,''then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart; shall a child be born of him that is a hundred years old? And shalt Sarah that is ninety years old bear?'' now here is an old man and God says to this old man, you are going to father a child. And then look in chapter 18, and verse 11. ''now Abraham and Sarah where old and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. That is, she no longer had ...
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