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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Faith

Putting on faith, love, and hope

Putting on Faith, Love, and Hope – 1 Thessalonians 5:8

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As believers, we need to continue to live by faith and love. And to keep our eyes fixed on the hope that awaits us.

A man holding a loaf of bread - Trusting God each step of the way

Trusting God Each Step of the Way – Luke 9:16-17

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We may not see how we can accomplish the task God has given us. But if we step out in obedience, God will supply what we need. As we need it.

The Role of Faith in Election

The Role of Faith in Election – Romans 9:30-32

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Salvation is a gift of God that is received, not by works, but by faith. God, in his mercy, sovereignly elects all who come to him by faith.

Requirements for Salvation

Requirements for Salvation – Acts 15:5

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All who have come to faith in Christ are God's children and members of his family, regardless of our individual traditions or doctrines.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Ezra 8:22

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Ezra put his money where his mouth was, trusting in God instead of the king’s protection when returning to Jerusalem. And God protected them.

Overcoming the World

Overcoming the World – 1 John 5:4-5

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Faith allows us to endure the trials and thorns that come our way, overcoming this world and everything in it.

Such Great Faith

Such Great Faith – Luke 7:9

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The centurion's great faith is a model for us. As we recognize and submit to Jesus' authority, we can live our best lives.

Justified by faith in Jesus

Justified by Faith in Christ – Galatians 2:16

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When I surrender to Jesus as Lord, I am justified. Not because of anything I have done. But because of what Christ has done for me.

Passing on our faith to the next generation

Passing on Our Faith to the Next Generation – Judges 2:10

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Make every effort to ensure that the next generation has more than just stories. That they develop a personal experience with the Lord.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Colossians: A Prayer of Thanksgiving (1:1-8)

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Paul begins his letter to the Colossian church with a prayer of thanksgiving because of the faith and love that had sprung from their hope.

Evidence of faith

Evidence of Faith – James 2:18-19

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What evidence is there that you have faith? More than our beliefs and rituals, our actions provide the evidence for our faith.

Salvation under the old covenant

Salvation Under the Old Covenant – Hebrews 11:39-40

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How were people saved under the old covenant? It was not by obedience to the law, but by faith. Just like we are today.

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