Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, 24 but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Galatians 3:14, 22
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
2 Timothy 3:15
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
Acts 3: 14-16; 24:24
14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
24 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:5
5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
1 Corinthians 13:2
Ephesians 6: 16
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A message the day is face And as we were talking the sabbath class, a lot of things depend on faith. When I asked you to turn to x 17 versus 1011 x 17 versus 10 to 11. I’m using a new babel so it would be hard for me to 5 pages sometime to had the paper clip everything because it’s not all colored up like the other ones as was colo, somebody. Otherwise, I could read the word and I up what this thing in 2017, a black, opaque fan this use it. So this is a, from the king james version. Ok. So you know, words might be a little different, but I think we’ll all get to the same conclusion. I X 17 versus taylor. We have like an some new faces here. Um, we also have people listening by media. We don’t know how, but the reason I’m start with ac 17 versus 10 to 11. Make sure we’re all on the same page. Okay. And the Brother and immediately saint paul sent away. Paul and silas, by night on to berea, who coming thither, went into the synagogue of the jews. These were more noble than those and festival annika in that they receive the word with already this of mine. And search the scriptures, how often daily. Ok, whether those things were so, and that’s what I want to understand is that when god gives me an assignment, i wants to know what he has to say. Nobody came here to hear what I really have to say, okay. I’ve just hopefully guys, mouthpiece to day to share with us what we out subject, which is going to be on faith. Okay. Before we are, you started me give a, have a word of prayer fall got thank you so much for the opportunity to be your mouthpiece today. I as you please help me the data myself. So you can live through your work as we proceed. I shall blessing of the holy spirit upon everything that comes out of his mouth, though it invigorates us encourages us and causes us to come close to you and share your love with others that you bring us in contact with throughout the week. That again, it brings you, glory and honor, and that shame a disappointment. And we thank you and as these things in the holy and powerful name of jesus, a man. Okay, our 1st our opening scripture will be hebrews $111.00, now handed out a sheet with all the scripts is on there. This one script of this out of place as hebrew 6, 1st one that’s actually going to be the last switcher. Okay, So who turned it? hebrews 11. 1. Now faith is the substance of things. Hope for the evidence of things not seen. And I want to start there because the word i’m gonna spell if way the word in greek is was spell it. Okay, p I hyphen dash S T I S. The reason I spelled it because if you say it too fast, could somebody else come out? Okay. Frank sat at home. So as a yellow ms hose be limited, say, let me spell it out. But again, we’re looking at the confidence or trust in a person or thing. Okay. I know is everybody here to day has faith and something. Yes. faith in these benches. These chairs. I don’t see anybody come in with a weight truck. Okay, to put pressure on the, about the how much pounds we owe and make sure that we, we how much, how many pounds we who, hey, and to price it on the bench to see. Okay, let me see if it’s going to hold on to see it by come in with tools and make sure everything’s screwed and bolted in, you know, before they said that you sat down. So you have faith, we all have faith in something. Okay, the main thing for us as christians, we want to make sure our faith in jesus. Okay. One of the foundation doctrines of the Church, of course is hebrews $111.00 and our faith. I have 6 points to make in faith is necessary for salvation. We all know that if we didn’t had that faith, we wouldn’t be your now we are justified by faith. So the galatians 216 galatians 2 verse 16. It says knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith of jesus christ even will even we have believed in jesus christ that we might be justified by the faith of christ. Okay. Could remember we have to remember he had faith in father god that he was gonna bring him through this whole situation and, and if it, if we think about it, he’d never jesus never been through this. There was some great faith to be separated. Okay. And then rejoined, think about emmett out of god has got it, asked us to do things in our lives. Okay. And do we have the faith to step out? The last thing we need to make sure we were getting out of this. Okay, we have enough faith to do whatever god tells us to do. Mm hm. Because not our parents are part of the holy spirit. Okay. And not by the works of the law for by the works of a law shall no flesh be justified. What can we do any way to justify the sacrifice jesus made on our behalf? Right. Okay. Ah, let’s look at romans for the stern romans for verse 20 Was very for romans for verse 20. I’m will read through verse 5. 1 says he staggered top by abraham, right. He staggered not at the promise of god through unbelief, but was strong and faith giving glory to God and being fully persuaded that what he had promised will god had promised guy was able also to perform. And therefore, it was imputed to him for righteousness that was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him. But for us also to whom it shall be imputed. If we believe on him that raised up jesus our lord from the dead. Who was the delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification. First chapter fibers one they afore being justified by faith. We have peace with god through our lord jesus christ. Okay. So again we, we have to remember that we hear what because of jesus. Okay. Because the plan of god, the purpose of god. And that’s why our faith should always lead us. Okay, to be will. God wants us to be this turn to romo while we’re right. They are 5 to romans, $52.00. Okay. We have to remember that grace comes through faith. All grace and mercy. God gives us is because of faith in jesus. And in chapter 5, verse 2 says by whom also we were at, we have access by faith and to this grace where we stand and rejoice in the hope of the glory of god. That’s a desolate, you know, really thankful when um Brother guy was appears speaking, I thought, you know, how blessed i am right now. Because when I was a lay pass in o’con in a pull about a Texas, i have 4 different languages i was speaking to and I only spoke one night. So I was definitely depended on, you know, god to work. So everybody could hear and bless me with enough translators. So you know, they could translate what, what was being said. And the thing about translating is that a lot of times you have to go in the shorter or longer, you know, you might re, one scripted in English. Then in out somebody a while the say 3 scripts is an english, some places they only understand one verse. Then you may the lead read 10 versus to another group, you know? So you know, we really depend on god a lot more than we think. Okay? And, and as I’m sure like I’m sure pastor with press, gary will agreed it a lot as we plan something and God changes it. Okay. Because this was not supposed to be a lesson a day, but he changed it and that’s fine. You know me. I had to go with what I have to ask god, that’s what we need to remember. I have faith enough that he will lead us in the way he wants us to go. And what he wants us to do um let’s go to galatians 3 verse 14 verse of 14 and 22. But when he, when I saw that they walked not up rightly appointment. Hold wrong place one bush. Okay. Like I said, as a do barbara that verse 14 says that the blessing of abraham may come on the gentiles to jesus christ that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith. And again, you know, we had to remember that all scripture from the beginning, our way to the end. It’s route knowledge. You know, light as when we remove 1st started babes and christ, you know, we think of Okay, the old testament, those people didn’t get it. The new testament, most people really didn’t get it till after jesus die. Okay. And still some didn’t. But yet we have the old and new testament with all the examples. And so why do we miss it? Okay, and again, we have to remember because the lack of faith, you know, I mean everybody has a measure of faith, but we have to understand we have more responsibility because we had the old and new testaments. Okay. So we should be asking god for strong faith verse $22.00. But the scripture have concluded all understand that the promise of faith promised by faith of jesus christ might be given to them that be leave. So we have responsibility to believe which is what faith. Okay, it’s not about cells. Ok, the whole spirit does it through us. And for us This look a galatians 3 verse 26. Get the license 3 verse 26 that says um we are sons of god. Again, how through faith. Okay. 4 year, all children of god, by faith in christ jesus. So again, this faith thing, you know, we have to have faith for everything. We can’t afford to let go of their faith. We need to draw closer to God every day. So this faith gets stronger because if we don’t guess what it gets weaker, there’s no grey area. There is no new to where ye the goin 1st in deeper into it or sliding down from it. Ok as well, and we need this faithless face it as we think about our country in the world situation, we’ve got to have faith and we need to make sure we live that face. All others can see what we have and what we have. Because the way we live are to timothy 315 To timothy 315. We learn here the Salvation comes through faith. Okay, we’ve all been same. I think everybody he is or on your way to pick baptized. But I mean, we all believe that god is that jesus is our savior and our leader. And what’s the best for us for his 15 says in that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make these wise unto salvation through faith. Which is in christ jesus. And again, most of us from childhood have learned the stakes. Okay. The thing is, are we living it and diving deeper into what is what this brought us this far. Okay. As when he faith for that. Okay, we’re not going to do it on our own. And I’m sure most of us have tried. Okay. It didn’t work out. Look at hebrews 116 hebrews 116. Without faith, we know it is impossible to please god. Right. But without faith, it is impossible to please him, for he there cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that doesn’t diligently seek him. So will diligently meet once in a while once a week. You know. Oh, once a month for the exec all the time. And as we need to remember all the time we have all the time we have is because god gave it to us. How much of it are we spending with him versus other things? That doesn’t mean we’re not gonna be our responsibilities or, you know, have some fun. The thing is, are we remembering that we belong to him? And so that the things we’re doing would represent what he would want. That would bring him, glory and honor. And that shame and disappointment, where do we go? Where was he found our feet. Okay. What are we doing? What are we saying out of our mouth? Because if we have faith, then we’re asking god to help us to clean up, axel his big, okay. We know we can’t do it ourselves, but we know the holy spirit is can do everything because he has the power of god. Our 2nd point is faith in what? Okay. And Matthew 8, verse 8 to 10. Matthew 8 versus 8 to 10. Matthew 8 versus 8 to 10, the centurion answered and said, lord, I am not worthy thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only and my servant shall be healed for I am a man under authority having so does unto me. And I say to this man, go and he go with and to another cometh, and he come it and to my servant, do this and he do with it. And jesus responded. When jesus heard it, he marvelled and said to them there, followed. verily, i say unto you, I have not found so great faith. No, not in israel. Could we say the same thing. If we ask the same question, do we really trust god to deliver us? According to his will. You know, so often when we pray, ah, we pray for our will to be done. And jesus easy to bless that. Okay. But we have to remember, it may not be god’s will according to way we understand. But we have enough faith in whatever he does. His answer is best for concern as writ. I mean, let’s face it. If we lose a friend or family member, it definitely hurts because it’s a relationship we had is no longer there and the physical rel. But especially if our friends, which hopefully they are because they are our friends, had the same faith in jesus that we f. Okay. Because we passed off something in our lab labs as christians that they had picked up in wanted in their lives. And again, we never know because it that split 2nd of their last breath, they might accept christ at that time. Okay. But we need to make sure we have enough faith to share jesus with everybody. He brings in contact with it because it’s not our authority. Is jesus authority? Ok? Let’s look at x 3 x 314 x 314216. Says but wait but ye denied the holy one and the just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you and killed the prince of life, whom god hath raised from the dead. wherefore we are witnesses, and his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong talking about the the guy that was a lame from his mother’s womb. Ok, then faith did it right. hath made this man straw whom ye see and no yes, the faith, which is by him that have given him talk about father, god given lord jesus, god. Okay, this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. So again, you know, we know that they saw many miracles. Now just an old testament, a new testament. And if we’re careful and have enough faith in god, we will ask how many miracles he performed for us. Okay. And I’m sure a lot of us can remember situations, even accidents is like, I should people, sasha made it okay. But our faith in crisis would really saved us because we could call upon god, I know aloud. He was head operations lately. I know ideas. And I called alpha jesus but if I didn’t have faith in him, who would I call out to Because there’s nobody else but jesus. But that we can depend on unless the thing we need to remember, you know, I’m sure we’ve all had friends and neighbors in co workers or whatever that failed us, so to speak. What didn’t meet our, what we anticipated they should have do done, you know? And the thing is we can always depend on god, no doubt about it. If we had that faith, Let’s see, where am I next? li, 14. And this go to x 2424. Again, we talk about faith. I like this when he says and, and while like all but and after certain days went feel it came with his wife to silla, which was a jewish could well remember, felix was a of a greek freed slave. Okay. So he was married to a jewish so we know we know he has some idea about to do his faith. Okay. Nobody at that. No, no doubt about it. He’s he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in christ. Now here he’s asking for one on one. You know, it’s like the say our spouse is right where our friends, okay, we may have shared our faith with somebody. But when you have that the head honcho so speak. Okay. Me right there. And you can ask him straight up, but that’s why he had is, were written for us. So we can read about it. And we can have the same faith. Okay, that’s a lot of faith. You know, you’re, you’re not even the say like I was raised catholic. Okay. But then I went, god sent me the other congregations different. Ah, hadn’t to say it different the different learning schools of religion. Okay. Had, and the thing as you come up and in all of it helps you know, because it helps strengthen your faith in the one who created you. Who said you who bought you through all these different difficulties in life. I mean, as does faith. And the thing is we, we didn’t own it, we didn’t do anything to really receive it. The holy spirit blessed us with it. They in and day out. So what, what faith in what in god and his power. Okay. We know we have faith in jesus, lord jesus his authority. We have faith in christ and we have, we need faith in god in his power. One corinthians, 251 corinthians to verse 5. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men. But in the power of god, you know, think bad things are to day. Who do most people have faith in the jar, the neighbourhood, the authority god placed over us. We can’t have faith in any of it because we most of us on show have seen injustice in so many different ways. You know, you have 2 people that commit murder. One is 2 years, the other, his life was router picture. Okay. So we, when we, if we call to court, we don’t know what we’re going to get because there is no hackney said faith in the judicial system that we limit. No, I’m not, I’m not knocking in as far as we don’t need because we definitely need it. We need something, but we, we as christians need to make sure our faith in god and whatever god will says, like we’re paul, he had been jail. So if he, if he caused us to be in a situation, it’s very uncomfortable. Okay. He has is there for purpose, so we don’t have enough faith whatever situation to make sure we’re supposed to represent. God. Okay. And that’s definitely to god’s power. Okay. But it won’t be through our own. The 3rd point is the source of faith. romans 10 verse, 17 romans, 10 verse 17. So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing about the word of god. And will is passive, ron habit, to do less out of readers and hears of his were on my air. One more thing to read is here is and doers of his were because we can have all, if mason world, we’re not doing anything with it. Why have it okay? By hearing the word of god. Our 4th point is faith alone is not enough. Okay. faith alone is not enough. Bear with me just a minute. To Also faith must be with love. This is the biggest part of this message. Ok. faith must be with love, corinthian, 13 to redman. Where emma one current is 13 too. Sorry about that. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not charity or love, i am nothing. Who doesn’t me? I can tell any anybody, anything I can share with anybody, anything from scriptures. But what does it mean if I’m not living it from saying one thing to you and then all of a sudden am what acting like while the soldiers act a fool. Why should you want what I have with I hear you talking but which are saying it catches my eye more than what you say it would you do? Okay, the way we act the way we respond. And of course the question after this is how do we, how does faith prove itself? Ok, again we come down to our 6 points, we should live by faith. And as the key we should live by faith. People should know we not living in our own faith. We live because of the faith of god, the faith of jesus and God plan and purpose for our lives. romans, one verse, 17 ramos, one verse. 17. Again. We’re looking at the just shall live by faith for they are in is the righteousness of god revealed from faith to faith as it is written, the just shall live by faith. Again, we want to make sure whatever we hearing to day matches up with the word of god. Okay? And that’s why we’re taken all these scriptures because we need to make sure that somebody calls us. We can go back to the same scriptures, okay? And as we study this out in our own time, it should hopefully make more sense to us. So it’s so ingrained into our hearts in our minds and souls that is easy to ask god to help us to live the life is blessed us with. And we want to do that because of what we are commanded to have faith. When we look at the fees and $6.00 were 16, he fees in $6.00 were 16. Says above all, taking the shield of faith. Okay. Got to see a right in front of us. Ok, wherein ye shall be able to quench all the fiery dots of the wicked. Think about that, No matter what comes against us. If we had that shield, which is what, in our minds our hearts, our souls. And hopefully our bodies, because the bodies can, can only relate to another body with a heart and soul, a thinker. And the man is thinking, pharmacy in the right place will limit. I mean, this will, will says, we are commanded to have faith. And how do we do that? Living their faith, hebrews, 6 verse one. He blew 6 verse one. Says therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of christ. Now we’ve already been saved. We know all the way we should live. Okay. So going forward, we need to believe the principles of doctrine of christ. Let us go on to perfection, or sanctification or maturity, okay? Not laying again. The foundation of repentance from dead works and a faith toward god because we should, desiree should be established in US. Okay, and when one of the ways or several ways we can do that is while making mature choices. Okay, and I’ve got a few things teaching others rather than just being taught. We come here, we learn the lesson, but what we do want god sends out the doors the next week should live. We should be live in a life, in faith, living according to god’s word. So as from what we want, because we have joy on our heart knowledge and see us all down in the mouth. Okay. Because we have faith, we know still pile will garzo with us. Okay. teaching us learning us all kinds of different things. developing depth of understanding rather than struggling with the basics. Why we keep going back to the basics is, I mean, think of it is so many things that we have. conversation when people, sibyl, how long you been a christian, you know, and used to having a problem with that. Okay, but we’re all there. We all have us struggle with something that we should be already over. That’s why guys still working with us. Okay. developing, oh, okay. The developing death of understanding self evaluation rather than self criticism. Think about that and that takes them faith because you know, our tendency as humans is to find guilt without cells. Well, why not do that all alice stupid. You know, why didn’t I do this? Okay, but we need to make sure we’re looking at from god’s perspective. Yes, there was an issue. But this is what I want you to do. I want you have enough faith in me to realize I can clean it up with according to my purpose. God ok, his purpose seeking unity rather than promoting disunity. desiring spiritual challenges rather than desiring entertainment was our human race do as to heart at only one deal it. Let me just go in, you know, deal with my computer or my phone, whatever, you know, games or whatever. And we did that when we found ourselves in a situation. We need to make sure we have enough faith to go pick up the bible. God won’t be, may it a promise? If I guess all day I can ever prompts a guy will never be met? May it because we see him. Okay. But that’s we need to remember what we are. We overlook in the opportunity to god’s giving us to mature. Okay. Are we just saying we won’t forget about just go enjoy ourselves and fast, some entertainment. That makes us feel good. Okay. careful study and observation rather than opinions and a half hearted effort. Think about that. No, we think about how many times we get were dragged in or jump into a debate with somebody. You know, god didn’t give me. I’m sam, me. I’m hope that hopefully all of us agree with this. A spirit of debate. He gave me his word that I’m supposed to live by. I can share with anybody. But because they hit me in a face with a hammer afterwards. Guess what? guy knew was gonna happen. Hey, the thing is though we willing to step out, oh we gonna, are we looking at? Well, what could the consequences be to be stepping out in faith doesn’t matter. We have enough faith to know the god will take care of us. As long as we are doing his purpose, okay. active faith rather than cautious apathy and doubt. ha ha, times we fall into that. Well, I’m just not going to be bothered at yale that so and so could they just got him? I made up, you know, they’re just going to be that way. Okay. confidence rather than fear. Love cast out all fear, right? mass with swifter tells us. So we should have confidence not, not being proud, unnecessarily proud, but confident it would god calls us to do. He will accomplish and it’s not us. We need to be at least humble enough to let god do what he wants to do. Because we knows where our best as well. feelings and experiences evaluated in the light of god’s word rather than experiences evaluated according to feelings. Are read at one more time. feelings and experiences evaluated in the light of god’s word rather than experiences evaluated according to feelings. Okay, are human feelings? Because when we feel the faith of god, the word of god, that should encourage us to move forward a man.