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Examples of Faith #3—Abraham

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed … for he was waiting for the city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8–10 Abraham’s faith was completed through his works. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God and his believing was counted to him for righteousness,” and he … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #2—Rahab

“Yahweh, your deity, is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s household, and give me a true pledge … to deliver our lives from death.” So the men said to her, … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #1—Enoch

God desires our faith in him to grow. Indeed, he expects our faith in him to grow. The principle reason Christ gifted his Church with apostles, prophets, pastors, and teachers is so that they could equip the rest of us, his saints, to serve one another so that we would become mature in our faith. … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Close Fellowship with God

God wants close fellowship with each of us. Jesus pictured himself as knocking at our heart’s door, with the hope that we will open it so he can have, as it were, table fellowship with us (Revelation 3:20). But in order for fellowship to occur, there must not only be that other person with whom … Continue reading

Perseverance #2—Way Out Endurance

If you think you stand, pay attention so you do not fall. No trial of faith is new or unique; and God is faithful, in that he will not permit you to be tested beyond your ability, but with the test will even provide the way out, that you may be able to endure it. … Continue reading

Perseverance #1—Evidence For Hope

When we feel like giving up; when the pressure seems so unbearable that we’re ready to cave in; we can fine tune our faith by remembering that God works to preserve his people. That is, when we entrust our future to the God who sustained Jesus in the garden and raised him from the tomb, … Continue reading

Thinking #4—Captivating Thoughts

We do not war according to the flesh. … We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and we are taking every thought captive to make it obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3–5 From the whispered question, “Indeed, has God said …?” to the bold challenge, “Throw yourself down … Continue reading

Thinking #3—Considering History

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac … his only son; of whom God said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead. Hebrews 11:17–19 When Abraham went down to Egypt to escape the famine, and sold his wife into … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About “Keeping Myself in the Love of God”

In Jude, verse 21, I read the simple command: “Keep yourselves in the love of God.” This implies that God’s love for me remains constant and unchanging. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He loves me with an “everlasting love.” This command also implies that I can either remain in the sunshine of … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Present Contentment

Hebrews 13:5 commands us to be content with our present financial circumstances, so that we don’t act unlovingly. A literal rendering of the Greek is “Be content with the present things.” While the “present things” surely include our possessions and money, they refer also to everything that is a part of our life situation. Surely … Continue reading