Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
B. Faith is the ‘title-deed’ or the guarantee of all our future hopes. (this only belongs to believers – not unbelievers)
C. Faith is the assurance that God will always come through for us. (Phil. 1:6) – there are no disappointments with God.
D. Faith allows things hoped for to subsist. Through faith, we can live as though we have those things now. Since we are future citizens of Heaven, we can through faith, live as though we have a little bit of Heaven on Earth. We can and should live for God because we have all eternity to worship and serve Him.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Four introductory considerations in regards to faith.
1. Faith is formed by God's Word - Romans 10:17
2. Faith is informed by God's Word - Although faith is personal, it is not subjective.
3. Faith believes God completely or entirely - All of the Bible is to believed. All of it.
4. Faith exercises trust in God. Faith simply put is trusting God and His Word.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
There is a work for all Christians to do particularly members of the church along with their pastors and deacons. Some think that ministry is exclusively the work of the pastor. The Bible teaches us that we should come along side God's man and labor together with him. This takes both unity and humility (which I believe is the central theme of Philippians). I am sure there are men who creep into the ministry who have no business being in it. They aren't qualified to begin with, or they have been disqualified according to the Scriptures. But there are also men of God, who are laborers in the Word, who lead and feed the flock of God, who basically can make more money had they been in the 'secular field' but because they put God's call first, their very ambition is happily laid aside. Godly pastors are capable men, they aren't loosers. We have a responsibility to work 'with' our pastors and deacons.