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Sun, May 24, 2020

Dealing With Essentials

One of the lessons we are learning from this socially-isolating, devious, lingering virus is what is truly essential. Many of our former must-haves have fallen by the wayside as we grow more appreciative of the simple things in our life. In Hebrews 11: 5-6 it is apparent that although we can live without some things once considered essential, we cannot live without faith. Faith pleases God and that is the essence of Christian life.

Why does God delight in faith? This sermon provides to us three clear assertions. The first being without faith it is not possible to please God. Our faith allows us to converse and engage with our Lord. Though we cannot see the blessings God has in store for us, faith assures us that great things are in our future. Faith allows us to remain hopeful and trust in Him.

Approaching God means that we believe in Him and know that He is exists. Amid difficult circumstances, no matter how harrowing, the faithful call on God. We do this because deep down in our hearts, we believe that He can do anything. God cannot and will not fail for He is above everything.

Finally, God delights in and honors genuine faith. Just as God rewarded Enoch, the faithful believer, we stand to be rewarded for our faith as well. Of this we can be certain because God keeps His promises. God sustains us and He is essential. We can live with confidence that God will see us through these times to better times, our best times.
Duration:25 mins 2 secs

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1601 South 13th Road
Arlington, VA 22204