4th Midweek Lenten Series By Faith.
Delivered By
Pastor Scottie
Delivered On
March 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Central Passage
Hebrews 11:1, 29-40
Subject
Lent 4: The Faith of the Israelites
Attached Document
Lent 4 Worship Bulletin
Description

Family and Friends of HTLC. Our challenging journey continues this Lenten season.

The Lent 4 Worship Bulletin is available for download as a PDF from this page. Included below is also a homily. Remember that Hope, faith, and love draw us near to God. Be of good courage. Wash your hands often. And most of all, pray. May the Lord continue to be by your side this week.

 


For your added listening and encouragement, enjoy the following 2 songs:

 

May God's Word put to this music be a blessing for you as you listen. Know that God is with you.

Here is a message in song for you directly from Scripture Memory Songs -

Hope Does Not Disappoint

(Romans 5:5; 8:24-25 NKJV)

Let me also encourage you to click on the following link as you listen to

I Will Restore

(Jeremiah 30:17; Song of Solomon 2:11-12 - NKJV)

 

 

 

As you listen, try closing your eyes and allow God to minister to you. Peace to you this day.

 

Loving by serving,

Pastor Scottie B-

Homily 20200325 Lent Wednesday

Midweek Lenten Series: By Faith

I offer this reflection for you to ponder…

Hebrews 11:1, 29-40

 

Throughout this Lenten series we have been looking at Hebrews 11. As we’ve been taking a look at the question, what is Faith, some may first think of the familiar passage in Hebrews 11:1 which says “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the conviction of things not seen.”

 

Interestingly enough, we find ourselves having to hold onto faith at a time such as this as we live in the midst of this coronavirus with so many unknowns.

 

We read about the faith of a number of Old Testament figures here in Hebrews 11. The first Wednesday night, looked at the faith of Noah. Then the faith of Abraham. Next we looked at the faith of Moses and tonight we are looking specifically at the faith of the Israelites. In the beginning of tonight’s reading here in verse 29, we hear of the rescue through the Red Sea which constitutes the greatest moment of deliverance in Israel’s history. The people went forward when told to do so despite their fear. Here we have a great example of obedience being central to faith. Hopefully you are hearing this message from your home at this time where you can be safe. I come back to the time in which we are living right now with the coronavirus. There’s so much of what we do not know and not knowing what we are to do right now. Now can be both unnerving and unsettling. I pray that we will all be mindful that Jesus, the one who died on the cross for our sins, is our hope and salvation. Be encouraged as we wait, as we watch, and as we live by faith.

 

Let us pray: Good and gracious God, in this trying time in which we are experiencing right now, give us faith, courage, and hope for both now and for the days ahead. We pray for our medical community and for the care they are striving to provide for so many. We pray for guidance as we meet the challenges before us, for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, for healing of those who are ill, and for guidance as we all continue our journey of faith. We pray in Jesus name. Amen

 

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.”

 

Blessings on your journey,

Pastor Scottie

 

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