#925 June 28, 1992 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
LIFE'S BIG DECISION
Father, times of worship quicken us. They stir things deep within us,
just the fact that we're here with brothers and sisters in Christ, with
family, with friends, with people who have gathered in Thy name. Thank
you for the anticipation that we have, the expectation that we enjoy.
And, Father, now I pray that You will speak and let me get out of the way
so that Thy word and Thy truth might be heard. Lord, may we not only
hear, may we understand. May we not only understand, may we apply Thy
truth right in the center of our lives. Some here need to turn from that
which is turning them severely. Others need to be recovered from the
scars and the marks that already cover their conscience. Some need to
confess. Some need to conform anew to Thee and Thy precepts. Lord, we're
thankful that Thy Holy Spirit is so adequate, is so present in and through
everything that we're about, the business - that sacred business is
already taking place according to the needs in our heart and our lives.
We lean upon Thee, 0 Lord, as we pray in the strong, holy name of Jesus
Hebrews 11, is the H&a-ll of Fame written in the New Testament concerning Old
Testament personalities. You may want to ask the question: How do you get in
the Hall of Fame in the Bible? The answer is faith - great faith. That's how
you become a part of God's Hall of Fame.
Now notice something about faith: when you say "Yes" to faith, automatically you
say no to other things. When I say "Yes" to God, automatically I say "No" to
those things that are not pleasing to God. You see, Noah made a mistake. Noah
said "Yes" to faith, but he never did say "No" to those things that destroy
faith, therefore, Noah, at the end of his life ends up in a dark cave, in
debauchery and in gross sin and in drunkenness. You see, it's relatively easy,
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