What is faith? Have you ever stopped to ponder that question? For many of us, it is a word we have grown up hearing in Sunday school classes, church services, or children’s songs. A biblical understanding of faith is essential for the Christian life. Without it, Hebrews 11:6 tells us, it is impossible to please God. As children, we are taught to “believe” in many things…Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy just to name a few. If we are also taught to believe in God, it may be difficult to separate an innocent childhood belief from a biblical faith rooted in truth. The latter is a belief so strong it changes the way you live. Faith carries a cost; and it requires action.
There is only one way to live a Christ-honoring life, and that is by faith. Habakkuk 2:4 says, “The righteous will live by faith.” So what does it mean to live by faith? Is God talking about a one-time decision to place your faith in His Son Jesus for salvation, or is it more? Living by faith applies to the past, present and future of a Christian’s life. It means believing in what Christ did on the cross, what He is doing in you now, and what He will do in the future.
. God’s grace, through faith in the finished work of Jesus, brings eternal life. But faith does not end there. While Christ’s death saves from the penalty of sin, we must continue to have faith that He is saving us from the power of sin. This belief affects our everyday lives.
Are you living by faith? Is your life driven by full confidence in Christ’s past, present and future work? Faith permeates every part of our lives as it deepens and grows. This is what it means to live by faith.
We will be having a garage sale fundraiser this coming Friday and Saturday. This is a fundraiser to help the Ladies auxiliary raise money for the children’s home for their summer vacation. Please pass the word to help the ladies out.
Church camp forms and registration is due soon. Please get the forms and get them filled out and to Bro Chris. We need all forms turned in by May 16 If you are going to camp this year, get on the list and turn in your form! If you need help with the cost of camp, please get with Bro. Shawn or Bro. Chris and we can help you. Please do not let the cost be the deciding factor. This is a good opportunity for our kids to be in a fun Christian environment.
We are starting to plan our summer trip. If you are interested in going, please get with Bro. Shawn. There are two ways to go: 1) help with our fundraisers or 2) pay your own way. This year we will be going to Kentucky to the Creation Museum and the Ark.