Preached @ Victory Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Tim from Hebrews 11 regarding the advantages believers have thru FAITH in Jesus. Christians are often considered weak and of little value to our society and our country, but that does not change the fact that Christians are the “children of God”. The most important thing that any person can do is to be truly “Born Again”. Nobody can do this for you … you must seek the Lord for yourself, but you can do this at any time and in any place. Who are the “saved”? When you have been saved you begin to walk and live by faith. That faith is real and we see this throughout the Bible in the lives of such men as David, Samson, Gideon, Samuel, Paul, Peter, John, etc. They had an advantage over other men because of their FAITH in God, and they endured and escaped and were victorious over evil. God has promised His children much … in spite of the fact that they are still sinners in the flesh. Salvation does not save the flesh, it changes the “heart”. It is not something that merely happens in the mind, but it is a TRUE experience that is felt, known, and that knowledge can be shared with others … and it CANNOT be lost! The True Church is the “Bride of Christ” and is made up of “born again” believers who have ADVANTAGES because of their personal relationship with Jesus, The Saviour. God’s “promises” only apply to His Children, His Redeemed, and His Promises rest upon them. Though there is unrest all around His Children, they have advantages because God sees and hears and knows all about their trials. His Children are called to peace, righteousness and holiness, and are to love and assist others … whether “sinners” or “believers” … to love others even though we may not like their ways. God’s Children are a “people of promise”, and a “people of purpose”. His People have great advantages because they are favored and “secure” in Christ Jesus, our Saviour. God has great plans for His Children, and nothing can separate us from His love. Such an advantage should and must encourage us!