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The Impact of Faith: Acting Out Your Belief (5 of 6)
Series CSI: Houston
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• 1 Cor. 13:13 (NLT)
1. WHAT WILL BE THE CORE OF MY FAITH?
• 2 Cor. 5:14 (The Msg)
2. WHAT WILL BE THE CHARACTER OF MY FAITH?
• James 1:2-4 (Ph)
3. WHAT WILL BE THE CONTRIBUTION OF MY FAITH?
• James 2:15-17 (NLT)
What are you staring at? I'm just eating breakfast, that's all. No big deal. I don't know about you, but my kids love these sugared cereals. I've been trying to get them to eat a little healthier. They've been eating pop tarts lately, so I feel pretty good about that. I am a big breakfast guy. I love a healthy breakfast. I've always loved breakfast. Doctors tell us it's good to eat a healthy breakfast because that fuels your mind and body for the rest of the day. Whenever they give the big tests at schools, the annual Taas test, they always send a note home with the parents and they say feed your kid a healthy breakfast before you send him to school so they will be mentally sharp. Every day when you get up you choose what you are going to put in your body to fuel your mind and body for the day, but more importantly, every day when you get up you choose what you are going to depend on to fuel your life each and every day. You are going to depend on something for strength. You're going to depend on something for guidance, everybody does and some people depend on things and believe in things to fuel their life that are really the equivalent of sugared cereals. Some people are what I call lucky charm people. They just depend on luck. They don't have a real faith. They just think everything in life happens by chance so they keep their fingers crossed just hoping everything will work out alright in their life. They are lucky charm kind of people. Some lucky charm people look to their horoscope or to a fortune teller or some guru to guide them through life, but that won't give you the fuel you need to make it when difficulties and problems and delays and dead ends and pressures hit your life. In fact, I heard about a physic hotline awhile back that went out of business apparently for some unforeseen financial problems. True story. You can't be a lucky charm type person and make it. But, then there are what I call wheaties type people. Wheaties, the breakfast of champions. These are the self-made men, self-made women. Now, they don't need luck, they make their own luck and they don't think they need faith because they can make it on their own. They can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. They look at people with faith a little skeptical. They think, well, maybe that's okay for them. Maybe they need that, but I'm stronger than that.