Establishment’s Purpose: Conforming Faith

Behold I stand at the door and knock

Hebrews 12:2, 7-8, 11-14 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as … Continue reading

Establishment’s Objective: Walking Faith

Behold I stand at the door and knock

Hebrews 11:1-3, 6, 13-14, 16-19 Verses 1 – 3 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not … Continue reading

Establishment

Behold I stand at the door and knock

What happens when your good gifts serves as the anchor for your faith but God takes it away? We lose our assurance of faith because we lost focus of our all encompassing sacrifice for all in Jesus, as a relationship with our Heavenly Father is devalued and placed below a comfortable life filled with earthly blessings and recognition.

The Defense Rests

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Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Everyone knows this verse but we don’t admit to our intent when we quote it.  Since I’m the only person I know well who sins I will tell you the reason I quote it.  When I have fallen into sin, I … Continue reading

Will Power is No Power

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His father says “I don’t think you should do that, you are not strong enough to handle one corner trust me!” The boy feels insulted at his dad’s suggestion of his weakness. His father lets him try because his son is impeding progress.

Either Way God is Lord

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Daniel 3:16–18 16 iShadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, nour God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.4 18 But if not, be … Continue reading

What do you see: Ephesians 2:10

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Ephesians 2:10  8 For (Q)by grace you have been saved (R)through faith. And this is (S)not your own doing; (T)it is the gift of God, 9 (U)not a result of works, (V)so that no one may boast. 10 For (A)we are his workmanship, (B)created in Christ Jesus (C)for good works, (D)which God prepared beforehand, (E)that we should walk in them. For though we are not saved for our good works, yet … Continue reading

Got Faith? Where Is It? Part IV

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Romans 5:8-11 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 but (A)God shows his love for us in that (B)while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, (C)we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from (D)the wrath of God. 10 For if (E)while we were enemies (F)we were reconciled to God by the death of his … Continue reading

Got Faith, Where Is It? Part II

Behold I stand at the door and knock

I brought Job up because of what Satan implied about him. Satan’s meeting with God carried some slander and accusations about why Job loved God and worshipped him. If we are brave enough to actually explore them, we can find out how we get so redirected.

Got Faith, Where Is It? part I

Behold I stand at the door and knock

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are … Continue reading

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