Rev. Larry Rice is a preacher and bible teacher whose vision has long been to connect the faith of the average church goer to the real needs of people in crippling financial situations. He has long maintained that to believe that all men and women are made in the image of God but to leave them caught in an unjust system that rewards the greedy should be unconscionable.
EXPERENCING PERSEVERING FAITH
Preacher: Larry Rice
(Hebrews 10:35-36, 2 Corinthians 12:8-9, Matthew 7:7-8)
Part of the Topical Studies series, preached at a Friday Afternoon service.
Real Biblical faith is persistent faith. Trials over a period of time will either make us bitter or better. We must not forget the benefits that come from perseverance.
35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (ESV)
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (ESV)