October 21, 2007 - "Your Next Step of Faith." What if your next step of faith was to jump off a cliff? That is what happened to me one year at summer camp. We begin this study of faith by seeking to understand what it is by examining a three-fold framework of faith developed from Scripture during the reformation. Manuscript - Handout - Audio.
October 28, 2007 - "What's So Bad About Living by Sight?" Yes. I see what you mean! I need to see it to believe it. See? We are programmed to live by sight. What is the problem with that? Manuscript - Handout - Audio.
November 11, 2007 "Extreme Faith Makeover!" Is change really possible? What does the Bible say about transformation and what is the role of faith? Manuscript - Handout - Audio.
November 25, 2007 - "Faith in the Fire." Living by faith is all well and good until tragedy strikes. What is the connection between faith and suffering? Manuscript - Handout - Audio.
Quotes About Living by Faith:
Whatever you face today; whatever grief or despair; however much others have failed you, Jesus is worthy of your trust...often in this life we must walk by faith and not by sight. - from the back of a church bulletin, 1997
God our Father has made all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing - Martin Luther
Unless there is an element of risk in your exploits for God, you will not need faith. - Hudson Taylor
Faith is worthless in itself. If faith is not properly founded, it can lead to nothing other than disater. - Donald Grey Barnhouse
Faith declares indeed what the senses do not say, but never the contrary of what they perceive. Faith is above not again. - Pascal, Selections from the Thoughts of Pascal, p.92.
The chief secret of Mr. Spurgeon's power was his faith in the living God and in the power of His Gospel. He had as real belief in the Gospel as a merchant has in his money. - Dr. W. Wright commenting on Pastor Charles Spurgeon's life. 1892.
What need of faith, is skies were always clear? 'Tis for the trial-time that this was given,Though skies be dark, the sun is just as near, And faith may find him in the heart of heaven.
- Gerald Massey