The power of positive thinking won’t get you very far

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. –Hebrews 11:1 What does genuine faith look like? So many people in our society today put their faith in self-help gurus, books, programs… the list goes on and on! And some people think that just believing in the power of […]

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The difference between faith and works

Isn’t it funny how there are basically two kinds of religions in the world? There are those religions of works, which are false religions. And then there is religion by faith, which is true religion. Those are the only two categories: works-based religion and faith-based religion.

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The importance of persevering in the faith

I meet quite a few people today whom I would classify as “Alka Seltzer Christians.” Do you know what an Alka Seltzer Christian is? It’s a person whose spiritual life is just plop-plop, fizz and it’s over. Yes, there’s a lot of emotion, a lot of excitement, a lot of fireworks. But then they disappear. This is not real Christianity!

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The power of an enduring faith

A little boy went outside one day to fly a kite. Never having flown a kite before, he had obvious doubts. But his father assured him that all was well, and the kite would go up as planned. As the boy unraveled the string and watched the kite go up, he was heard to say, “I knew it would fly. My daddy said it would!”

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The Champions of Faith Part 3

The Champions of Faith Part 2

The Champions of Faith Part 1

What is Faith?

How to have faith in the face of worry

A pastor friend of mine was telling me about his trips to the hospital to visit people who are facing surgery or dealing with an illness. He said that one question he always asks the people in the hospital is, “Are you worried?”

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Finding power in your faith to overcome

I remember when I was growing up in our little church in Arkansas, I would always look forward to those four times a year when we received Sunday school quarterlies for kids. In them, they had all kinds of activities and coloring pages for kids to learn about the Bible.

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