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Summary: For the Christian, Faith is not spelled "F-A-I-T-H" it is spelled "R-I-S-K." If something is not a risk, then it really does not require Faith.

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A single traveler..... had hiked for many miles across the desert..... His water supply was gone, .....and he knew .... if he did not find water soon..... he would surely die.

In the distance .......he saw... what looked like..... an abandoned cabin, ....and when he arrived......he discovered an old rusty pump.... near the back door.

Then he noticed.... a tin can tied to the pump, ....with a note inside.

The note had the following inscription: .....Dear Stranger: .....The well has never gone dry, .....but the pump needs to be primed in order to bring up ....the water.

Under the white rock, .....I buried a jar of water, ....away from the sun.

There is enough water in the jar.... to prime the pump.

Pour half of it into the pump .....to wet the leather.

Wait, .... then pour in the rest of the water ......and begin to pump.

When you are finished, .....please fill the jar .....and put it back as you found it ......for the next traveler .....who comes this way.

Have faith, ... and believe. (Pause)

Beloved.... If you were a lonely traveler in the desert..... what would you do?

Will you dig the water jar from the sand..... and drink it?

Or will you believe..... and in believing pour .... Every drop of water, .....into pump?

Will you take the risk, .....both for yourself ....and for the next weary traveler that may pass .....that way.

What .....would you do? (Pause)

That story possess an interesting question..... for each of us.

Do you believe ..... Do you trust ..... do you have faith ..... faith to act....on that .......which is written?

What would you do?

Now in much the same way ...... God has laid before us...... a written note.... A note that we call the Holy Scriptures.

They are our words..... words of salvation .....words of life.... Words of living water.....in this desert.... called life.

They are .....the source of life, ..... they point to eternal life .... Eternal life found only.... in Christ Jesus.

A Living water ....from which we will thirst ....no more.

Do you believe God's word.... Do you have faith in God's word....., or is it all about......you.

Is it all about.... your way.

Jesus is our salvation .....in the desert of life,.... He is our source of life,.... life ....for all eternity.

Do you believe in Jesus, ......or are you going..... your own way?

Have you ignored .... The written word of God?

Have you ignored.... The promises of God?

Our lesson this morning from John's Gospel....calls us to believe...It calls us to a life in Faith.

Someone in the crowd asked Jesus, BIBLE "What must we do ....to perform the works of God?" Jesus answered them,..... "This is the work of God .....that you believe in him ....whom he has sent." Then Jesus goes on, "I am the bread of life; ....Whoever comes to me..... shall never hunger, ...whoever believes in me ....shall never thirst." END

John 6:24-35

We are called to believe...and to act on this belief...through Faith.

Everyone ..... each of us......daily expresses faith.... in something.

No one can live a single day ..... without exercising faith.


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