Face lifts are big business. I heard of one dear lady that had so many face lifts that her belly button wound up in her forehead! Talk about being streched tight! But our question is do you need a faith lift? Sometimes our faith sags as our faith muscles are weakened by a poor dietof carnality and lack of excercise. Faith is like a muscle, the more it is used the more it is strengthened and defined. The Bible says that "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." When our faith is fed a steady diet of God's Word and godly conversation our flabby faith is exercised, strengthened and much better defined. Daily stress and trails cause us to strech our faith to new lengths and greater durations. Do you need a faith lift? Read the Word, hear the Word, heed the Word and your faith will be lifted.
Joseph was a slave in Egypt, that was bad. Joseph was a prisoner in Egypt, that was worse. But in just a few hours time God promoted Joseph from prison to the Pharoah's palace. He became a savior to his family and he lived the rest of his life in the royal court of Egypt esteemed by his contemporaries and loved by the masses.
Near the end of his life he prophesied the return of the the Israelites to the Promised Land and admonished them to take his bones with them when they returned. So the bones of Joseph preached hope and deliverance to all who would believe. Each time a believer passed by his tomb the bones would say "I'm still here today but deliverance is coming." More than three hundred years passed by but one day Moses commanded that someone collect the bones of Joseph and they carried them all the way to the Promised Land. Now whether you pass by the bones of Joseph in Israel or the empty tomb in Egypt the Bones are still preaching "see I told you so, God always keeps His promises."
It's to die for is a hyperbolic phrase some use to express extreme satisfaction with something. Life itself is God's great and precious gift to us, few thiings in life are truly worth dying for. The members of our Armed Forces are worthy of our continual prayers and gratitude because they must sometimes die for the preservation of our freedoms. Sometimes a family member or friend will give their life to save the life of another. Rom 5:6-8 says " For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." When God considered the eternal soul of man He decided it's to die for.
Eph 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Pastor Johnny D. Grissom started his life in Ranger, Texas April 23, 1952 and his Christian life in Midland, Texas June 19, 1967.