WPC Warm Up, November 2, 2015
Back in the first century, everyone knew that if you did not put lots of seed in the ground the harvest would not be abundant. Of course there were always the drought seasons that would affect the harvest in negative ways. I guess that was why faith was so important to early Christians: because real trust in God's provision was a daily reality.
I remember a California church that was founded by farmers, who gave their seed money to buy materials to build their local church. As a result of their investment of faith and seed money, there is now a strong, vital 500-member church right down the street from the original sanctuary. When the investment was made over 125 years ago, those farmers trusted that the Lord would honor their call to sacrifice to build that congregation. It is amazing to see what the Lord can do with willing hearts that are willing to walk by faith and trust!
I will share more stories of great faith on Sunday. See you then.
Blessings, Pastor Steve