Happy 30th Anniversary Mike! You are a faith – full man! Faith is your gift – trusting God always and forever – and I will prayerfully keep growing in faith- oh yes, I have faith, but not the ‘gift of faith’ like you! It is because you trust God that we have 11 amazing children who color our world and add song to each of our days, as we bow our knees and seek God in praise and prayer each day. I love you Mike Rypkema!
Well, if you want to read a condensed version of many of the men and women of faith in the Bible, you would read the 11th chapter of the Book of Hebrews. It is known as the ‘faith chapter.’
It starts out with the definition of faith, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb. 11:1)
Then it says, “This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Heb. 11:2)
Then you read that “by faith Able was commended as a righteous man. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.” And “by faith Enoch, …before he was taken, was commended as one who pleased God.” (Heb. 4,5)
Heb. 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of…
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