Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heroes of the Faith Part 2

Heroes of the Faith
33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37 They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword.
Hebrews 11:33-38 (NIV)

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews reminds us of Old Testament heroes who experienced great victories through their faith. We too, can experience victory through faith in Christ. Our victories over oppressors may be like those of the Old Testament saints, but more likely, our victories will be directly related to overcoming personal, relational and financial obstacles. In the promised resurrection, even death will be defeated and Christ’s victory will be made complete.

The same power that shut the mouths of lions… The same power that brought down the walls of Jericho….The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us. Our faith can resurrect our marriages, overcome addictions, bring back our financial lives. That same power is available to us to restore relationships, renew our health, reclaim that which was lost. Faith in the power of God’s Spirit through Jesus Christ is the power to change our lives.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

The Blooms
Moving In Help
Kael & Sara Bloom and family will be moving back to Hays around 12 noon THIS SATURDAY. The address of the new house is 2021 Metro Lane (over by Sternberg museum). They would sure appreciate our help in cleaning, organizing, and of course moving everything in.

Sara says, “We don't have a lot of stuff so if there's lots of hands it won't take long at all, 30 mins to an hour max! Thank you for everything! We can't wait for Saturday!

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