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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

Guidance for Disputable Matters

Some Guidance for Disputable Matters – Romans 14:22-23

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Some things are clearly wrong for me to do. But others fall into what Paul calls disputable matters. If I have doubt, then for me it is wrong.

Formed at God's Command

Formed at God’s Command – Hebrews 11:3

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This universe, and all it contains, was formed at God's command. And that includes me. So it is only reasonable that I submit to him.

Faith and Actions Working Together

Faith and Actions Working Together – James 2:22

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James tells us that our faith and actions work together. We are saved by faith. And that saving faith is demonstrated by our actions.

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation – Romans 9:18

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Scripture teaches us God's sovereignty in our salvation as well as our need to respond in faith. They may seem at odds, but they are not.

Only God's Strength Can Save

Only God’s Strength Can Save Us – Judges 7:2

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My strength is insufficient to save me or enable me to serve God. But God's strength is more than sufficient to save and empower me.

The Promise Comes by Faith

The Promise Comes by Faith – Romans 4:16

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The promises that God made to Abraham came because of his faith. Even so, the promise of salvation made to us comes through our faith.

Crossing the Jordan River

Crossing the Jordan River – Joshua 3:14-16

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Before Israel could enter the promised land, they had to cross the Jordan River. What rivers are in your way that you need to cross by faith?

Faith in Action

Rahab: Faith in Action – Joshua 2:8-9

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Rahab is a shining example of faith in action. She believed Israel would defeat Jericho, and she acted on that belief.

Why Are You So Afraid?

Why Are You So Afraid? – Matthew 8:26

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We might face many storms in this life. But we do not need to be afraid. Jesus will safely bring us through all the challenges we face.

When You Walk Through the Fire

When You Walk Through the Fire – Isaiah 43:1-2

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We will face many challenges in this life. But as God's children, we can be assured that when we walk through the fire, he is walking with us.

strangers in a foreign land

Strangers in a Foreign Land – Hebrews 11:9-10

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As believers, our true home lies beyond this life. So, while here, we should live as strangers in a foreign land.

like grasshoppers in our own eyes

Like Grasshoppers in Our Own Eyes – Numbers 13:33

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We may feel like grasshoppers in our own eyes when facing our giants. But our God is bigger. And we can face them unafraid.