Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jesus Take the Wheel

This morning before I started to preach, I asked one of our youth to come up front, and sing for us the song. "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood.

I highly recommend you listen to it before you listen to my sermon.

This sermon talks about one's true faith in Christ. Even though most Christians, believe they are saved by faith and that's all there is to it. Unfortunately we stop there and don't continue on in our faith relationship, thru a closer walk with Christ.

God wants us to have a true faith in him. As is shown in Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We could simply put this text off as nothing more than believing in Christ even if we don't see him. But it truly goes beyond that. Faith is much like falling off a cliff.  There is no possible way for one to survive. Yet somehow we have survived. But maybe I am being too drastic with my point ... Let us look at it this way.  We have no money to buy food for our family, yet somehow, food appears out of nowhere.

Let's take this to the next step. What are we trying to do when we pray to God?  We humans tend to tell God how to solve our problems in our prayers. For example. Lord help me get a raise so I can have money to buy food for my Children. When we should be praying... Lord, somehow provide the food needed for my family. If money is the answer then He will provide.  But, just maybe there is another answer (not money) that God knows is better for us.

As you listen to my sermon.  I hope the Bible will open up an understanding of this true faith that I have found.  How God is showing to us a relationship that is more than just a belief in Him.   It is truly having faith in Him.