January 16

We hear the word “faith” spoken a great deal around church. But, do you really know what it means? The dictionary offers two understandings. First, "faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something." And second, "faith is a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof."
This Sunday we will explore the idea of faith using the most requested passage from The List, Hebrews 11:1-40, sometimes nicknamed the Faith Chapter. In it, we find a list of people and events that were commended for their strong faith. Interestingly, each of them were faced with circumstances that seemed overwhelming. I wonder if each of these people might look at definition #2, above, and hold on to the words from Hebrews 11:1 – confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see, rather than the words “spiritual apprehension.”
Let’s talk about this on Sunday. I look forward to seeing you then.

  -Pastor Jane