Friday, May 18, 2007

In The Faith

2 Cor. 13:5-6 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

Heb. 11:1-2 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
  1. Continuing in the word of God as lost => now saved - Col. 1:21-23 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
  2. Continuing in the word of God as sons => trained - 1 Tim. 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
  3. Continuing in the word of God as students => grounded - Col. 2:6-8 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  4. Continuing in the word of God as weak => learning - Rom. 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
  5. Continuing in the word of God as men => strong - 1 Cor. 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
  6. Continuing in the word of God as friends => loving - Tit. 3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
  7. Continuing in the word of God as deacons => worthy - 1 Tim. 3:12-13 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
  8. Continuing in the word of God as witnesses => judging - Tit. 1:13-14 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
  9. Continuing in the word of God as soldiers => resisting - 1 Pet. 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
  10. Continuing in the word of God as disciples => enduring - Acts 14:21-22 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
  11. Continuing in the word of God as churches => soul winning - Acts 16:4-5 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem. And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Friend, what about you??? Can you be found "in the faith???"

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Blogger Sista Cala said...

Another fine post. I appreciate your dedication to post biblical truths. Keep up the good work.

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Blogger Julie's Jewels said...

Great post Bro. Jim...thank God that I can be found in the faith. Jesus saved my soul almost 13 years ago and I've been saved ever since :) God has done so much in my life and in my home!! But its not just what He has done for me...more importantly it is about Who He is to me!! He is my everything!!

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