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Based on Joshua 24:14-18 and taken from his book Gods at War, Kyle Idleman talks about how our dreams might not be realized the way we thought or mean what we thought they would if they are realized. The result depends on whether we're worshipping the dream or the Given of the dream.
The biggest news in books and Bibles this year has been the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version. Many today fail to recognize the pervasive, worldwide impact this one translation has had as it became the book of the English empire just as that empire spread to the ends of the earth, taking with it the KJV. The publication of this translation is one of the keys being led by it. Quite appropriately several books have been published this year on the King James Version.
Rev. Ord L. Morrow, former associate minister and conference speaker on Back to the Bible from 1959 to 1981, said, "Ours is a very complicated world, a world of up and down, of good and evil. It would be impossible to describe our world with a single word. But if I had to choose one word, I would choose the word 'fear.'"
Dining in my collegiate cafeteria was always an adventure. Some nights were a hit (steak night), others a miss (King Ranch Casserole). Fortunately, tucked in the corner of the cafeteria was a waffle iron. When the unidentifiable objects outnumbered the identifiable substance of the casseroles, I retreated to the waffle iron.
There is not a person who does not know what it means to be paralyzed with fear, who does not know what it is to wake up in the night when everybody else is asleep and wonder how in the world you are going to face the coming day. This sermon on faith offers a message from Revelation: if we will listen to Christ, He will guide us and guard us and take us through. We receive extraordinary power when we are willing to listen to His direction and simply keep on going even when we are scared.
Trust God. Don't try to manipulate Him. Don't bargain because you cannot keep it. Don't bargain because God is unimpressed. Don't bargain because God wants your faith.