Faith is often misunderstood in Christian circles and in the world. Luther said that we are saved by faith alone but what does that mean? Is faith just about going to heaven or to hell? Is there no real benefit to having faith in this life? This series looks to help you get a better handle on what it is like to live by faith. It is not as difficult as it seems unless we make it so. It is about dedication to God and others and reaping the benefits of having God and others on your side. It is about living different like an athlete does so that you develop new habits and train each day. In the end, like the athlete, you will have the reward and a better life in the process. When you understand what faith is all about, you will understand why it is a prize worth having.
Why do we make faith so hard? - Matt 11:25-30 In Jesus’ day, the Pharisees had placed so many rules and regulations on the people that religion had become like labor and a heavy burden. Rome had placed so many taxes on the people that it was hard to make enough money to feed your family. Our day has become more and complex. Healthcare has become complex as has saving for the future with the rules for 401K and Roth funds. Even phones and TV’s seem to baffle anyone over the age of 30. It tends to make us feel insignificant and cautious. Who do you trust in a world where they change the rules on you every day? Jesus is here to help. To a society who is confused and stressed out by all the competing claims, He has answers and He alone will give us rest. You can’t get away from the labors of life, but you can have Jesus’ help. It is all about three words: Come, take, and learn.