What does faith have to do with looking for profits? Well, as I mentioned on the home page of this website, "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? " (Mar 8:36) ESV
Of course if quoting a verse of the Bible or any other book is going to be any real value to you, it would be good to know whether it is really what was said, and also what was the context of the quote. So let's take a look at what Jesus was talking about when He said those words.
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." (Mar 8:34-38) ESV
Does that sound rather harsh to you? If you want to have any profit at all in regards to your soul, your very self, not just your possessions, then you better not be ashamed of Jesus and His words.
I'd like to provide the visitors to this page of LookingForProfit.com some resources to help build your faith. The Bible says that "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. " (Rom 10:17) ESV
The word of Christ, the Word of God is what we need, and what we need to understand properly. A command that Paul gave tot Timothy is suitable for all who preach and teach God's Word. preach the word; "be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. " 2 Timothy 4:2-4) ESV
I invite you to take time to listen to some teachers and preachers who I believe provide sound teaching of God's Word. They have studied and continue to study God Word in regards to the meanings of words in the original languages, in their context, and in how the words were used at the time they were spoken and written.
The first person I invite you to listen to is Geremy Garber, the pastor of the church I attend, First Baptist Church of Weymouth, Massachusetts. First I will provide you with a link to the first of a series of sermons he is giving on the Book of Luke in the New Testament. Then I will put a link to the most recent sermon that is available. The website that has the audio recordings of those sermons also includes all the others that were recorded at our church.
Click the titles to hear the sermons.
That You May Know. Jeremy Gaber at First Baptist Church, Weymouth, MA. Introduction the Book of Luke. Given January 24, 2016. This was the first in a series on the Book of Luke.
A Glorious Appearing. Jeremy Garber. The angel of the Lord appearing to the shepherds on the night Jesus was born.