Each of us has a unique life journey, complete with its own set of joys and struggles. Even when hardships come, can God trust us with the journey He has given us? We can trust Him to get us through all of the trials we may face.
SERMON TEXT: LUKE 17:12-14
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
The Bible teaches us that our faith is a shield but a shield that is stored away is not an effective weapon. Our shield can only do its job when we keep it with us at all times.
SERMON TEXT: I KINGS 14:25-28
25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:
26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house.
28 And it was so, when the king went into the house of the Lord, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
Whatever your past may be, God can both forgive it and can change the ending to your story. Hebrews 11 records the stories of an impressive list of biblical heroes. Among them are a few individuals who we might not have thought to include but whom God exalted as unlikely heroes.
SERMON TEXT: HEBREWS 11:31-34
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.