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Faith: The foundation for real things!

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When you decide to do weight lifting, you either use your own equipment or go to the gym. Then you decide on a plan of action that coincides with your desired effect. Lastly, you must be disciplined enough not to let other things distract you from your goal. If you don’t do these things, you probably won’t attain the lean, toned, and muscled body that you started out to achieve.

Hebrews 11: 1 –  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

If you do your weight lifting exercises correctly and diligently, it won’t be long before it is noticeable that your plan is working; you can see it with your own eyes.

True faith works in the same way as exercise because it helps you to become a person with whom God is pleased. The difference between the two is you can’t always see the results of faith immediately. It is something you do on a daily basis that is between you and God. He wants you to learn to know Him so well that you have no doubts that what He has told you will come to pass. You just believe Him – PERIOD.

In the Greek substance means a setting under (support), figuratively concrete essence; confidence.

Faith gives reality or real substance to things hoped for. It is a basis, or foundation, for support. It is the real thing.

God desires your obedience, but He wants something even more – your ability to believe you can receive from Him BEFORE you have seen it. You can’t just order God to do whatever you want, but when He tells you something, He wants you to know His Character so well that you have no doubt that whatever He told you will come to pass. Then when it does, you are not surprised because you have been waiting for it to happen, you just didn’t know exactly when it would happen.

God loves you much more than you could ever imagine. Trust Him with everything going on in your life right now – He wants to meet your every need.

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A Story – God Answers the Prayer of a Righteous Person even Years Later

In the 1930s, Stalin ordered a purge of all Bibles and all believers in the former Soviet Union. Millions of Bibles were confiscated and multitudes of believers were sent to the gulags (prison camps), where most died for being ‘enemies of the state.’ In Stavropol, Russia, this order was carried out with a vengeance.

Recently, the CoMission ministry, which Campus Crusade for Christ sponsored, sent a team to Stavropol. The city’s history was not known at that time. But when our team was having difficulties getting Bibles shipped from Moscow, someone mentioned the existence of a warehouse outside of town where these confiscated Bibles had been stored ever since Stalin’s day.

After much prayer by the team, one member finally got up the courage to go to the warehouse and ask the officials if the Bibles were still there. Sure enough, they were. Then the CoMission asked if the Bibles could be removed and distributed again to the people of Stavropol. The answer was ‘yes’!

The next day the CoMission team returned with a truck and several Russian people to help load the Bibles. One helper was a young man, who was a skeptical, hostile, and agnostic collegian who had come only for the day’s wages.

As they were loading the Bibles, one team member noticed that the young man had disappeared. Eventually, then found him in a corner of the warehouse weeping.

He had slipped away hoping to quietly take a Bible. What he found shook him to the core. The inside page of the Bible he picked up had the handwritten signature of his own grandmother! It had been her Bible! Out of the many thousands of Bibles still left in that warehouse, he stole the one belonging to his grandmother — a woman persecuted for her faith all her life.

No wonder he was weeping — God had just dramatically revealed Himself to this young man. His grandmother had no doubt prayed for him and for her city. Her prayers had followed him, and now this young man’s life has been transformed by the very Bible that his grandmother found so dear.

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Has your life been radically changed?

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What an awesome miracle salvation is. Jesus died on the cross for the sin of every person and bridged the gap so that man could reach God. We can never do anything to pay him back for what He did for us.

Now we can pray to our Heavenly Father personally and know that He hears us, with Jesus interceding on our behalf. What an awesome God that can totally wash away our sin and make us clean, pure, and holy.

Oh that we could really comprehend what Jesus did for us on the cross; it would radically change our lives forever.

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Working Replica of Noah’s Ark In SCHAGEN, Netherlands.

The massive central door in the side of Noah’s Ark was opened for the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it’s only a half-sized replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.

The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That’s two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.

Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been. Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy.

Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.

Mr Huibers spent nearly two years building the ark. He began building in May 2005, after he dreamed of the Netherlands being flooded.

“In February 1992, I had a dream that Holland will become flooded. The next day, I found a book about Noah’s Ark in the local bookshop, and since then, my dream has been to build the ark,” he said.

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A Story – The Cowboy and the Church

Unfortunately, this story hits way too close to home in a lot of churches today. Let’s don’t leave God out of our services each Sunday. Let’s make sure we always put Him in the position of First Place.

The Cowboy and the Church

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories.

As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. “Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.”

The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.

The preacher approached the man and said, “I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.”

“I did,” replied the old cowboy.

“If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?” asked the preacher.

“Well, sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear. He said He’d never been in here before.”

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Two Funny Stories

I thought you might need some laughter in your life today!

What is “Butt Dust”?

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget is on a particular Sunday, the minister began to pray before starting his sermon…

‘Dear Lord,’ he began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face,

‘Without you, we are but dust…’

He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, ‘Mom, what is butt dust?’

Thou Shalt Not Kill Brothers and Sisters

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her class of five and six-year-olds.

After explaining the commandment to honor thy father and thy mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, “Thou shall not kill.”

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

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What kind of example are you?

Is your life a good example for others to follow? This is something that every Christian should take very seriously. Somebody is always watching what you do, even though you may never know it.

Live with integrity all the time and you won’t ever have to worry about others seeing you do something that is questionable. If you do the right thing when nobody is watching, you won’t have a problem doing it when you have an audience.

Ask God to help you live your life so others can see Jesus in you.

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

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