Sunday 6th July 2014

Leader: Pat Moseley
Readings: Hebrews 11 1- 3 (the rest of the chapter paraphrased). Hebrews 12 1 – 2
Mark 9 v14 – 24
The “F” word FAITH
A boy with evil spirit is brought to Jesus. His father has faith that he can be healed but his faith is not strong enough.
Everything is possible for a person who has strong faith.
Faith helps us on the race of life.
In Hebrews 11 we read of all the people in the old testament who had strong faith. Some were :
ABRAHAM whose life was dominated by his faith – you don’t have to be perfect to have faith – he was not perfect but eventually was called to be the father of many nations.
DAVID was chosen to follow Saul as King – he slew Goliath without armour or weapons because he had faith in God.
MOSES doubted his faith but still God asked him to do things – he questioned God – but with God’s help he brought the people out of Egypt, but because he didn’t always have faith he was not allowed to enter the promised land.
Deuteronomy 34 v10 says “No prophet has risen in Israel like Moses”
Is the Bible relevant today???? The bible is full of “ordinary” people – such as we are – they had faith – Yes it is relevant. If our faith is not strong enough then we must ask, as the boy’s father did – “I believe, but help me in my unbelief”.

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