JUMP!June 14, 2010
Noah and the Kids Who Obey
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
The story of Noah is a story of perseverance and faith despite the lack of outward reinforcement.
By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.
Hebrews 11:7 The Message
Life is tough. Obeying God can be hard, and there will be times when you wonder if you even heard God right. But amazing things happen when you follow God. Decide to be in this for the long haul. Don’t look back at past mistakes—keep pressing forward!
You’re going to cross the finish line!
Pastor Jeff Perry
P.S. Thanks to all who served in making the best JUMP! ever!
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