- Scripture leads us to
- Faith which leads us to
- Grace which leads us to
- Christ who leads us to
- Give Glory to God!
Everything in our world hinges on this One Thing. We will not solve our personal problems, our community's problems, our nation's problems or our world's problems until we understand the Grace of that comes to us through Jesus Christ all for the glory of God.
500 years ago, a few key leaders launched a spiritual revolution that has come to be known as the Reformation. The church had lost sight of the One Thing that made Christianity unique. Martin Luther, John Calvin and others risked their lives to bring people back to the core truth of Christianity. They opened their Bibles and they taught the clear truths of Scripture in a way that transformed their world and is still having impact 500 years later!
This Sunday we take up the topic of Faith. Jesus once took a little child and said unless you become like this little child, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. I think part of what Jesus meant was that we must have a child-like faith. As we get older our ability to trust gets eroded by the pains and betrayals of life. How can we rediscover the simple trust that a child has?
My granddaughter is often fearless. The other day she stood up on the couch and walked toward the edge where she would have fallen on her face had I not been there to catch her. She knows her family will be there to catch her so she steps boldly where others would hesitate. I want that kind of faith. I want to trust God so profoundly that I step boldly into the fray. I do not cower at financial short falls, I do not tremble at the possibility of failure, I do not fear rejection,instead, I step boldly where God calls me to go and always know that He will be there to catch me.