Chapter # 7 Paragraph # 3 Study # 1
August 17, 2008
Lincolnton, N.C.

<458> Thesis: The challenge John's "example" presents to us is this: the greatest hindrance to "faith" is our penchant for exalting our disappointments above the facts. Introduction: In our study last week I made the claim that "blindness" is rooted in the consideration of the worthless as valuable. I also made the claim that fear dissolves into love when the truly valuable is embraced. Though these claims are not hard to make in the face of the text, to live with them is not easy. This morning, as we return to Luke's record, we are going to see just how difficult it is to live by faith.