October 2012

Pondering Biblical Faith

It is a good practice to look up word meanings from Scripture in a couple of different dictionaries. Few words are deemed as important in Scripture as the word “Faith.”

Complaining In the Wilderness

Oftentimes we don’t realize how serious complaining truly is. Complaining about the Lord’s direction and provision amounts to accusing Him of being faithless to us. We see this illustrated during the Exodus with God’s holy wrath coming against those who spoke against the Lord.

Is Faith In God Rational?

Over the years, I have heard statements like "the Holy Spirit is not logical,” "faith in God is not rational,” or "if you have proof, then why do you need faith?" Although such people (even from within the church) may have us believe that faith in God is some kind of a leap into the dark, the Bible itself tells us that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

“My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” was penned by Eliza Edmunds Hewitt, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 28, 1851.

Apply Your Heart

How do we grow as Christians? Is it by just going to church with your parents, singing hymns, and reading your Bible once in a while? I believe that growing as a Christian requires something more: the desire to grow in your personal relationship with Christ and to apply your heart and mind to learning the things that God wants us to learn.

Faith Like a Centurion

Nothing will be impossible for you if you have Faith. Have you ever had a mountain in your life you wanted to move? Have you ever wanted to be like those “who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight” (Hebrews 11:33-34)?

Faith That Saves

We dare not be careless about where we place our faith. The eternal stakes could not be higher nor should they be underestimated. Jesus declared in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Be sure your faith is in the saving sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Your eternal destiny depends on it.

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