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Weekly Wisdom from the Word by Pastor Dennis Dodson: Simple Faith



By: Pastor Dennis Dodson


Vice President/ Treasurer


Seeds of Faith, Inc., A Non-Profit Ministry



Colossians 3:16-17


“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”


The book of Hebrews is called the Faith chapter by many commentators.

The “Roll Call of the Heroes of Faith”, my Bible notes. First, let’s discuss a few

things about faith.


Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). In order to be

saved we must come in faith believing that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and

raised again on the third day (I Corinthians 15:1-4). When we truly believe, we have

saving faith. Once we place our faith in Christ, we are still expected to be people of

faith if we want to please God. We are to obey His commands and keep His Word.

In faith, we accept the Word of God as true, and this is displayed in our lives by

the way we live. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to empower us and teach us, but we

still must, in faith submit to Him daily. What does this look like? Faith becomes

action. We have many examples in Hebrews 11.


Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Noah moved with fear and

prepared an ark. Abraham went out not knowing where he was going, sojourned in

a land that had been promised to his descendants, and offered up Isaac upon the

altar. Jacob worshiped. Joseph gave a commandment about returning his bones to the

Promised Land. Moses refused to be identified with the Egyptians, chose to suffer

instead, forsook Egypt, and lived as though he could see the invisible God. He kept

the Passover, built the Tabernacle, and anointed it and Aaron, along with his sons,

with blood. By faith, they passed through the Red Sea. By faith, the walls of Jericho

fell down.


Many people say faith is unseen. We do have faith in a God that we are

unable to see right now, but what God does is very visible. The work God is doing

should be able to be seen in our lives. What could be said about your life

concerning faith? Do you have saving faith? If so, what does that look like on a

daily basis?

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