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July 5th, 2010tle
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This Month!

This month we will be discussing "faith" ... 
We will look at what faith is, what you "do" when you apply faith, and what you "don't do",  to get results!

Join us this month for the "Faith Series" ... 

Now Faith!

by pastor Rich Allcorn

In Hebrews 11:1, the Bible says that "Now faith" is what we need.  "Now faith" is the evidence of things hoped for, the assurance of things not yet seen!    (ref:  Hebrews 11:1)

Have I got your attention?  Let's take a look at this "now faith".  From what we just read, "now faith" is evidence ... "the" evidence, of what you're hoping for!  What is evidence? 

ev- i - dence  [ev-i-dins] noun

1.  that which tends to prove or disprove something; grounds for belief; proof.
2.  something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
3.  Law . data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.

Evidence of your "now faith" is the "proof", to "make plain or clear" what you've prayed for! 

The Bible also says that "now faith" is the "assurance" of things not yet seen!  What is assurance? 

as·sur·ance  [uh-shoor-uhns] noun

1.  a positive declaration intended to give confidence: He received assurances of support for the project.
2.  promise or pledge; guaranty; surety: He gave his assurance that the job would be done.
3.  full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty: to act in the assurance of success.
4.  freedom from timidity; self-confidence; belief in one's abilities: She acted with speed and assurance.
5.  presumptuous boldness; impudence.
6.  Chiefly British . insurance.

Now please take notice as this word's definitions really opens up some understanding here!  "Assurance" is a "positive declaration" to give evidence (or proof); a promise or pledge; full confidence; freedom from timidity (or boldness); and please notice the last one listed as "chiefly British" ... is your "insurance"?  That is a "sealed, secured backup that you will succeed" ... insurance!  

One could summarize "assurance" as your "declaration", your "promise", and your "boldness" in believing what you have applied your faith towards!  You have "insurance" that your faith "will succeed" ... because you have "assurance".  The "evidence" is your proof, that your faith has already succeeded! 

So your "now faith" is the "evidence", the "proof", the "insurance" ... that the things you've "hoped for" ... things that are "not yet seen" ... have already come to pass!  They are "done"!  It - is - established ... even before it has even happened!  And your evidence, your proof, that what you've prayed for ... that what you're "hoping for" ... has already come ... is in your confession, your boldness, and your actions! 

Take this and study it ... chew on it ... digest it! 
And glean all that you can ... until next week! 

Check out our series for the month of July where we consider the "working man" ... and we find whether the "Ward Cleaver" work routine works, or is it just a fantasy that we've been sold that keeps us in bondage. 

See ya' next week!!
Make me proud! 
- rich -

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Romans 1:17
  "... the just shall live by faith" 

Galations 3:7
"Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham."

The Just Shall Live by Faith
All of us have heard the scripture that goes something like this:  "the just shall live by faith".  But how many of us really DO live by faith? 

In the month of July, we are going to look at the issues relating to "living by faith".  I want to warn you though, this is NOT for the weak.  You are either truly committed to following and to walking in the Word of God - to it's fullest - or you are not! 

Make me proud!
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NOTE: The teaching series during the month of July covers the life of "Living By Faith" ... don't miss the series, staring with the July 5th issue!
Quick Links


Rich & Jane Allcorn, sr. pastors 
their sons:  Joshua & John

Associate Pastors: 
Margarett Parker, field ministries 

Worldwide Outreach: 
Spirit of Truth Ministries, Int'l 

Affiliate Ministries: 
Williamson County Cowboy Church
     and  Corey Ross Ministries
House of Power Outreach 
     and Tory Gant Ministries


About the Pastors

About me:
I'm a hopeless romantic! I write poetry, short stories, and songs. I love rainy and foggy days. (sorry, that's me) I like to take walks with my wife through nature, go camping with her in the outdoors, and take my Jeep and go places we really can't go in a normal car. I can't wait for us to get a motorcycle! We both love to ride!

I love to sit in the woods and listen to the raindrops after a rain as they slowly drip from the leaves, in the quiet of the woods.

My feelings run deep - really deep. My values are true, solid, black-and-white. My commitments are true, as well. I am a believer in "absolutes"! When I am your friend, there are no "grey areas" with me - you're my friend - period. That survives all attacks, all obstacles, and all that we may go through.

I'm not perfect, but my beliefs are solid, deep-rooted, and of honor and character. These are what keep me grounded, as a friend, and as a person ... and they're what bring me back when I stray or fall short. My wife is that way too. I guess that's why we are such a perfect match!

About her:
She's that sparkle in my eye, the twinkle in my smile, the dance in my step, the hop in my walk, and the object of my affections!

We go camping together, Jeeping together, traveling together, and we even work out together! When we go out in public together, I climb over 2 notches on the social scale just because I'm seen in public with her!

We like much of the same foods, so we cook together and compare recipes. We learn from one another. She's my pal, my friend, my lover, and my partner in life.  We even do Weight Watchers together!   We've been called that "Mad About You" couple you've seen on TV! When we minister together, it's obvious that we "belong"!

I believed God for Jane. She was a "special order", I assure you! He put things in her personality, her physique, and her walk ... all the things about her are things God knew that I wanted and needed!  She is His expression of love, to me!

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Here at Rich Allcorn Ministries, we are committed to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in teaching, preaching, and in sharing the Word of God ... to the World!  This is not an option, for us, but a "command".  Jesus told us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel ..." so that is just what we do!  And it is with your prayers and your continued support that we are able to do this! 

Thank you for your help in carrying out the vision of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world!

Rich & Jane Allcorn