Pastor Dave Sarsons
February 5, 2018
SERMON: February 4th, 2018 “Rewind – Faith First”
Pastor Dave spoke today from Hebrews 11:1-3, 6 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval…And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Do we always earnestly seek Him? God wants us to earnestly seek Him – morning, noon, night – even in dreams. We have to go back (rewind) to our first-love and that is Jesus Christ. We are to worship Him in the good and in the bad – “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 Jesus wants us to have an intimate relationship with us that is out of bounds of the world – all of our imagination and thoughts are not big enough to fathom what He has for us. Everything of this world is just stuff and when we no longer conform to this world, but are transformed by the renewing of our mind “that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2), then we will have freedom (John 8:36). We have been saved by grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8). “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”.