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The Few, the Fearful, the Faithful (6 of 8)
Series: Journey in Faith
Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 11:32; Judges 6-7
What an exciting day in the history of our church! There are only a few times in our lives when we have the opportunity to do something great! I suppose there are less than a handful of defining moments in our lives.
That is also true for a church! There are just a few opportunities to do something incredible, to do something extraordinary, to do something great for God!
Moments like these are what turns a maintaining church into a growing and vibrant church! Will it be without sacrifice? No, it won't be without sacrifice. Will it be without struggle? No, it won't be without struggle! Will it be worth all of the sacrifice and struggle? Yes! A thousand times yes!
And in just a few moments, together, after much prayer, after much planning, after much preparing, we are going to move forward by faith as we make perhaps the largest investment into the Kingdom of God that we have ever made.
And by giving it, we will be making a statement to Heaven and Earth and Hell: we're going forward with God and for the glory of God and for the souls of men and women and boys and girls! We're willing to do whatever it takes to reach this community and culture and world for Jesus Christ!
Now if there was ever a man who knew about great victories for God and great faith in God, it was Gideon. In fact, his faith in God was so great, that it landed him into God's great Hall of Faith.
We read in Hebrews 11:32-34, ''And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, (period of the Judges) also of David (period of the Kings) and Samuel and the prophets (period of the prophets): who through faith subdued kingdoms; worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, bec ...
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