From the Pastor's DeskMike Winfree, Pastor
Faith, Trust and Believeby Pastor Mike on July 27, 2022
As we go through Chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews, once again I am reminded how important faith is in a Christian’s life. I looked up Faith, Trust, and Believe to find out how many times they are found in the Bible and I found Faith– 247, Trust– 134 and Believe-143 for a total of 524 times. So far we have learned of Abel’s faith in worship, Enoch’s faith in walking and Noah’s faith in working. Next we will see Abraham and Sarah’s faith.
We will observe the Lord’s Supper. It’s always a time if cleansing and communion together, make plans to take part in the service this Sunday, July 31.
As faith is important to our life with God, I find another word in the Bible that is important to the Christian as well, it’s “Pray”. The word Pray is found 313 times in scripture, from Genesis to 1 John. Every godly person in scripture believed in it and practiced it. We see how God answered their prayers. The Psalmist prayed, “evening, morning and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice” Psalm 55:17. In Matthew 26:41 it says “Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”. Prayer strengthens us in the inner man. 1 Timothy 2:8 says “I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument”. Prayer is vital to the Christian’s life and to the Church life. I want to exhort you to come and pray together on Tuesday nights at 6 pm.
I believe God is doing something in our midst. Let’s do all we can to help it and not hinder it. Remember God wants to build up but the devil wants to tear down. Let’s believe God, pray to God and build with God.
Serving the Savior,