Sermons on Faith
Your faith is called into being out of nothing. That is the meaning of grace and the reason why God can guarantee his promises to you.
How does justifying faith manifest itself in the life of a believer?
Faith never says, "The righteousness that leads to life is inaccessible." But faith recognizes its own helplessness and gladly accepts this righteousness as a gift from God.
Saving faith isn't merely the one-time act of receiving Jesus. It goes on trusting him.
Unless there is hope of winning there is no motivation to fight. The apostle John motivates the fight with the confidence of victory.
All Christians must lay hold on eternal life by fighting the good fight of faith.
If God undertakes to work for us, he cannot fail. He will succeed in providing all the services we need.
We are afflicted and blessed with a chronic restlessness, an insatiable soul-thirst, for this reason: that we might keep looking until we find Christ.
For me, the end of a year is like the end of my life. And in these last hours, I face the inevitable question: Did I live it well? Will Jesus Christ, the righteous judge, say "Well done, good and faithful servant"?
It is not wrong to want evidence for our faith. Belief is not groundless. But there is an evil in demanding signs beyond what a humble and open heart would require.
If you want to enjoy God's peace and be the aroma of his grace in the world, your knowledge of him has to grow.
Being a loving person is absolutely essential to being saved, because the faith which saves by its very essence works through love.