Monday, November 14, 2016

know what you believe


Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

We must be form in our faith.  A personal relationship with Jesus is the way to become a Christian and to find purpose. 

Sin separates us from God.  How does God deal with our sin?  Look at Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and 1 Peter 3:18.  God deals with and forgives our sin and brings us to Himself.  Saving us is something ONLY God can do.  We are saved by His goodness.

Ephesians 2:8-9  NASB
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

What does it take to make a relationship work?  It takes work, and sometimes you have to build on or even breakdown walls.  Confession (1 John 1:9) is a big part of relationships.  You have to communicate to make a relationship work (Hebrews 4:12,16).

Literally, God will and wants to work in our lives.  That takes allowing the Holy Spirit to be part of what we do and who we are.  Relationships work best when there is good communication. 

Colossians 2:6-10 gives us insight into what it is to be a disciple.  By becoming a Christian, we have been ROOTED in God, we are being BUILT UP by Jesus and we are to be CONTINUING in God.  God says we are to do what Jesus did.  That means living a changed life and winning the world along the way.

We need to understand faith and completely lean on God.  Our salvation is a gift from God and from nowhere else.  In our church’s current teaching series we are being reminded of the facts that build our foundation.  I pray that we will hold tight to God and stand firm in our faith believing what God has said!

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