SERMONS

Faith That Pleases God

Faith that pleases God

6-2-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

Martin Luther once said, “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.” Faith is the one constant that everyone embraces. Why? Because everyone has faith in something or someone.

 

Think about it … when you flip a light switch you put faith in the electrical wiring. When you turn the ignition switch in your car you trust that the motor will turn over. And when you mail a letter you place your faith that the postal worker will ensure prompt delivery. But sometimes faith can become misplaced because it’s only as valuable as the object of that faith.

 

In other words, electrical wiring sometimes fails and causes a fire; ignition switches break and our car won’t crank; and sometimes that letter never reaches its desired destination. And this is where God comes into the picture because having faith in Him is never misplaced because He never fails! Hebrews 11 is referred to as “The Faith Chapter” or “The Hall of Faith” because the author reveals those biblical personalities who exhibited genuine faith in God throughout their lives. And He desires for each of us to do the same!