by Johnny Hunt

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Johnny Hunt
1 Peter 1:8-9
October 21, 2001

INTRODUCTION: God has endowed us with five senses:
hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touch. In the
context of the Christian life, there is the sixth
sense. It can be referred to as sensing, knowing, or
hoping. It is the God-given sense of FAITH. I
believe that faith sees, faith produces, and faith
receives. In 2 Corinthians 5:7, Paul shared this same

2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we walk by faith, not by

The possibility of enduring tribulations victoriously
is a reality based on the relationship of the believer
with his Lord. It is a relationship not based on
sight, but on faith.

The people in 1 Peter had been beaten up, bruised,
battered, run all over the country, and yet Peter is
going to tell us in v.8 that they could see someone
who was invisible to the naked eye, and not only see
Him, but love Him and bless Him.

Sanford Bennett wrote, "Sweet By and By"

"There's a land that is fairer than day
And by faith we can see it afar,
For the Father awaits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there.

In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore."

Samuel Stennett wrote, "On Jordan's Stormy Banks"

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye.
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

I am bound for the Promised Land,
I am bound for the Promised Land;
O who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land."

Charles A. Tindley wrote, "We'll Understand It Better
By and By"

"Oft our cherished plans have failed,
Disappointments have prevailed,
And we've wandered in the darkness,
Heavy hearted and alone;
But we're trusting in the Lord,
And, according to His Word,
We will understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning comes,
When the saints of God are ga ...

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