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Faith is not a blind leap

The world’s idea of faith is summed up in this Non-Sequitur comic strip.

However, faith is based on facts and has a foundation. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Some translations may describe the objective sense, “substance,” or the subjective sense, “confidence” or “assurance.” It helps us to understand that faith is both a conviction and a sense of certainty. One author described it as the title deed on which we build our lives. The verse helps us to understand that faith is the organ that helps us to see the unseen.

The African Impala is a beautiful animal that can jump over a height of ten feet and a span of 30 feet. But it can be kept in a zoo enclosure with only a three-foot wall. The reason is that the impala will not jump where it cannot see where its feet will land. Faith enables us to trust God and to venture into the unknown and the unseen.

C. S. Lewis described the substance of faith when he said, “We trust not because ‘a god’ exists, but because this God exists.” Since we have a record of how God worked in the past, we can trust him for the future.

While faith certainly requires a step of faith, it doesn’t necessity a blind leap. We can step out in faith knowing that God will guide and lead us each step of the way.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2020 in Faith, Hebrews, Non-Sequitur, Scripture

 
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Exercise discretion in making resolutions

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2020 in Fun, Non-Sequitur

 

Becoming a better writer

Maybe I need Alexa to help me be a better writer. Perhaps I should send this to the students in my Theological Research and Writing course.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2019 in Fun, Non-Sequitur

 

Heaven’s entrance requirement

Occasionally, cartoonists speak the truth. The writer and artist of Non-Sequitur comes close to the truth of Scripture with this comic.

In one sense, the author is expressing what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount.

Matthew 7:21–23 –  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

On the Day of Judgment, there might be many people who know the language but who never really knew the Savior.

In another sense, the author misses the point completely. Good works and a consistent lifestyle will NOT get anyone into heaven. Only faith in Jesus Christ will enable anyone to enter God’s presence.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Resolve the matter of faith and forgiveness today. Don’t wait until you stand before God.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2019 in Culture, Faith, Non-Sequitur, Scripture

 
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The distraction of social media

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2019 in Non-Sequitur

 

Last ditch counseling

Unfortunately, I’ve had some couples like this in my office. No matter what one agreed to do, it was too-little-too-late. Their mind was made up before they ever made the appointment.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2019 in Culture, Marriage, Non-Sequitur

 

Project Management

If only this worked in real life, and especially, for sermon preparation . 😉 Unfortunately, there is no substitute for hard work.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2019 in Non-Sequitur, Preaching