'Faith' Tagged Posts (Page 2)
Do you have faith? Many will answer “yes!” I often hear people talk about having faith. Faith in others, faith in themselves, faith in circumstances, and even faith in nothing! So here is the second and more important question, do you have saving faith? What I mean by that is, does your faith become the means in which you take hold of complete forgiveness of…
Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought God’s help in the process.
What makes this good news, indeed – terrific news, is that God loves us in spite of our sinful ways. God’s love is totally unmerited and is extended towards us whilst we are His enemies. Now that’s tremendous news – that’s great news -that’s the gospel.
“If we believe the Bible is God’s Word and special means of communication, do we take the Bible seriously? Do we have a holy reverence for Scripture when we assemble together to worship and study this Word from God?” 1 Timothy 4:11
© Shawn Hempel – Fotolia.com In a book I was reading this week, there was a distinction made between faith and assurance. The author certainly asserted that not only is there such a thing in the Bible as assurance, but that it is most earnestly to be desired and sought. However he made it clear that in his opinion, and the opinion of many authors (he quoted 30!),…
We normally don’t require any strategy for talking about things about which we are passionate. Most of us could go on infinitum about our favorite sports team. We are not trying to land a ‘knock-out punch’ here, or close the sale. That’s God’s job. So why not simply tell others, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”? (John 9:25). There is nothing as…
We have peace with God when we trust in Him by obeying what He commands us to do each day according to His Word.
There needs to be time for the gospel to go out into the world so that people can hear it and be saved. Jesus’ resurrection spells the end for this creation; it shows us that judgement is nigh; and it means that the new creation is just around the corner. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****
A belief in the return of Jesus means that our Christian hope for sinless perfection, justice, prosperity, and health are deferred from this life to the life to come. We eagerly await the return of Jesus because such things as these will be ours when he comes again. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****
Doubt should not necessarily be viewed as a bad thing. In itself, it should not be condemned in our lives. Rather, it is our response to doubt that is important. How we respond to it will highlight where God stands in our lives, and the true nature of our hearts before God and others.