Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Building The Christian Life: Faith

Do you know how to build a Christian life? II Peter 1:5-7 tells us how. Peter is not trying to be overwhelming, but pictures our growth in a series of qualities added one at a time, as pearls on a string, rather than growing them all at once. There is a reason behind the sequence and we would like to briefly look at each of these.

Today we’re going to start with FAITH. It is dependence. It is total. It is a belief in God, not just in what God said or did, but in God Himself. Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6) You can have the same relationship that Abraham had and have it on the same basis.

There are two kinds of faith, both of which are mentioned in Romans 1:17. From Faith is objective faith, the body of faith in which we believe. To Faith is the subjective status of living out the faith in our own lives and not just looking at it in a book.

The Christian life is really simple: believe in Jesus Christ and live what you believe.

Make sure you do believe in Him. Then you’re ready to move on. That’s why it says that we supply ourselves from this starting point.

Some scriptures to look at: Jude 3 and Habakkuk 2:4

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