August 20

By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:9

Faith changes people.  It makes them see everything in a new light.  Their ears hear, their eyes see, and their hearts feel something completely different from what everyone else perceives.

Faith is living and powerful.  It’s not a simpleminded idea.  It doesn’t float around in the heart like a goose on the water.  Rather, it’s like water that’s been heated.  After heating, the water is different.  It’s still water, but it’s warm.  The same thing happens when the Holy Spirit gives us faith.  Faith transforms the mind and attitudes.  It creates an entirely new person.

Faith is active, profound, and powerful.  If people were to describe faith correctly, they would say it’s a process, not a result.  In other words, faith changes the heart and mind.

Reason tends to concentrate on what is present – the here and now.  Faith concerns itself with things that are intangible and, contrary to reason, regards them as actually being present.  That is why faith isn’t as common among people as the five senses are.  Considering the number of people in the world, there are relatively few believers.  Most people concern themselves with what they can see, touch, and handle rather than listening to God’s Word.

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World

A 2005 Gold Medallion finalist!

Martin Luther served as a catalyst of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. This book teaches children about his fascinating life, influence, and teaching while encouraging them to see how God uses them in His kingdom today.

Children learn the historic background to a significant time in the church. They discover that, like Martin Luther, they can learn about the reality of Christ’s life and death on their behalf, His grace and mercy, and His desire for them as baptized, redeemed children of God.

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