“How’s Your Faith”

by Dave DuBois on June 02, 2022

There’s much to be said about what faith is or means to a believer in Christ. One of the most important ingredients is truly understanding the meaning of faith. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Many people of the Old Testament were considered heroes of the faith, people such as Noah, Moses, Abraham, and Joseph. These all died in the faith, not having received the promises they would receive at a later date.

The Bible is full of verses about faith.

Faith is a gift of God. “For by the grace given to me, I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned” (Romans 12:3).

Without Faith, we cannot please God. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that God exists and he rewards those that seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

The just shall live by Faith. “For in the righteousness of God from faith for faith, as it is written. The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans1:17).

We become the children of God by faith. “For in Christ Jesus, you are all sons of God, through faith” (Galatians 3:26).

God’s grace is received by faith. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8),

We increase our faith by hearing the Word of God. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).

Faith is our shield against the lies and attacks of evil. “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16);

There are hundreds of other verses which clearly show that faith is absolutely essential to the process of salvation. It takes faith to believe the Scriptures; it takes faith to believe that God exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek Him.

To be a true servant of God takes genuine humility. The true Christian seeks to please God because of his faith driving his works. As mentioned in the book of James, “So also faith by itself, if he does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17).

When helping others to better grow in their faith, we can always show the magnitude of God’s love through the His cross.

We have been saved by faith through Christ Jesus, our Lord, and no one can boast about what they have done. As we humbly teach others how to truly confess and repent daily, we can teach them the power of Christ and how our faith will mature and grow daily in coming closer to Jesus.

Journey as we may in the month of June, as a body of believers, our faith is vital for Immanuel to grow and always trusts in God’s future and where He leads us. As we continue to grow in our faith, we can learn the power of sanctification. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.

Scripture again reminds us that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves. As we teach and lead others to Christ, we dare never stop speaking about Jesus and the cross.

As we continue to grow in our faith, we can learn from Scripture, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

It is the power of God for everyone who believes to drive our faith to do good works and be obedient and follow our Lord and Savior. Scripture again reminds us that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves. So Immanuel, let’s move forward in 2022. Let’s do it together as a team who follows Christ.

May God bless you as you continue to grow in your faith.

Pastor Dave

Tags: truth, faith, bible, grace, gift

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