Sermon - In Whom Will You Trust

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:45pm

Life can be difficult. Living as a Christian can be a series of challenges.

Many around us in our daily lives, do not know or love of Jesus, they do not understand why He came.

As a christian what do we do when life hits us hard, when we think we have finally gotten over the worst part, and realize that there is more? How does one believe beyond ones own ability that the challenges we face can be resolved?

Trust - trust is the act of depending upon someone else to do what is needed.

Three things that we must do to be able to trust.

1 We must let go. We must let go of the idea of self sufficiency. Trust someone else to do what we have admitted we cannot.

2 We take someone at their word.

3 We believe that person's promise.

Jesus didn't tell the blind man he would see, He simply told the man what to do. The blind man responded to Jesus' voice. He felt pushed to act. We need to listen to Jesus' voice even when we don't know where we are being lead. Even when we don't know what will happen.

We are taught that God cannot lie, and therefore Jesus cannot lie. We trust Jesus because once spoken Jesus' word cannot return void.

Jesus has made us thousands of promises. I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster. It is a plan to give you a future and a hope. Come unto me who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. I am leaving with you a gift; peace of mind and heart. In my Father's house there are many rooms. I go to prepare a place for you.

When we develop the habit of just trusting Jesus and believing His promises we have the fertile ground for Him to act and that enables us to trust His capacity.

Tell the truth, please God and shame the Devil.

The blind man says, Is he a sinner, I don't know. All I know is, I was blind and now I see.

We can declare prayers are answered, forgiveness works, faith in God works, love works.

Jesus reveals to the blind man that the one behind his sight and the one whose actions he followed are one and the same. The blind man asks no clarification, all he said was I believe and worshipped Jesus.

Who do you trust? Will you trust the one who agreed to become flesh, to live the journey of humanity, to endure temptation, to suffer betrayal, denial, physical and emotional stress for the sake of getting a first hand taste of what it is to be human? Will you trust the one who agreed to be the spotless Lamb to take away the sin of the world? Will you entrust your life to Him how died to take away our sin long before we know that we needed Him?

Entrust you life to Jesus and see His full capacity transform one and make you wise.