No Christian has ever been rightly designated as such, without first having in them the seed of faith. Yet friends, having faith in God; trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ is not a once and for all done thing. Faith is not a one-time decision, but a continuation of ongoing decisions as we choose to place our trust and confidence in God and His Son. Anyone who has walked for some time with the Lord, knows only too well that it’s a walk that is full of many obstacles and trials that have been in some cases designed and in other cases permitted, in order to cause our faith not only to work but also to be strengthened.
In this sermon, we look at a number of examples in the Gospels, where it seemed all hope at been removed. Yet, in every case, though the situation seemed hopeless, it served as an opportunity to prove the power of God through faith!