by Stan Coffey

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Facing My Future with Faith (3 of 8)
Series: Facing Life with Faith
Stan Coffey
Matthew 6:31-34

If you have your Bible this morning, turn to Matthew chapter 6. We are talking about a series of messages on faith. We are talking about “Facing Life with Faith” and today, “Facing My Future With Faith.” Psychologists, counselors, economists, and many others have said the number one fear of Americans today is the fear of financial bondage or the fear of a recession or the fear of a depression. News Week Magazine not long ago had on the cover, their cover story, and the words “Is Your Job Safe?” And I believe that is what many people worry about today as they think about the future, they worry about will their retirement fund be adequate for their retirement. They are concerned about what if I become ill. It just seems like even if you have a nest egg, that thanks to doctor bills and hospitals and things like that you can lose it over night. And where is any real security? Anytime we think about facing the future with faith, we think about how will my needs be taken care of? That is what the Christian life is all about. Look at Matthew 6:31 where Jesus is teaching about how to face the future with faith.

And much of the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus was given to the subject of facing the future with faith. Dealing with the things that you and I think about in every day life. What shall we eat, what shall we drink, what shall we wear, how will we put a roof over our heard, how will we meet the needs of our children, how will we pay for the education of our children? All of these things Jesus addresses in the Sermon on the Mount.

In Ecclesiastes 7:14 in the Living Bible there is a paraphrase of Solomon’s words, “enjoy prosperity whenever you can and when hard times come or when hard times strike, realize that God gives us one as well as the other. So that everyone will realize that nothing is certain in this life.” There are many who bet on a sure ...

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