CHRISTIAN LIFE  



Faith







What is faith and how can we keep it? How do we have faith that our salvation is based on Christ's work and not ours? How do we find our faith again when we feel abandoned?


Day One: Growing in Faith
We are commanded in Scripture to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). This growth is spiritual growth, growing in faith...
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For more, see: "How can I increase my faith?"


Day Two: Signs of Faith
This is one of the most important questions in the Christian life. Many believers doubt their salvation because they donít see signs of genuine faith in their lives. There are those who say we should never doubt our decision to follow Christ, but the Bible encourages us to examine ourselves ...
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For more, see: "How do we examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith?"


Day Three: Childlike Faith
Unquestionably, faith is the essence of the Christian life. Faith is exhorted throughout the Bible and is presented as an absolute necessity. In fact, "without faith, it is impossible to please God"...
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For more, see: "Childlike faith is about God, not His answers"


Day Four: Lack of Faith
The apostle Paul exhorts Christians to "walk by faith and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). What we see here is a contrast between truth and perception — what we know and believe to be true and what we perceive to be true...
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For more, see: "Faith"


Day Five: Keeping the Faith
First Timothy 4:16 exhorts us to keep the faith: "Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them." When Paul visited the recently established churches in Asia Minor, his goal was "strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith"...
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For more, see: "Keeping the Faith"


Day Six: Struggling with Faith
Many people struggle with their faith at different times in their lives. Some of the most committed and godly leaders have struggled with doubts, just like everyone else. The very essence of faith is to believe in that which we cannot see...
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For more, see: "The Best Christians Are Thinking Christians, Not Doubting Christians"


Day Seven: Running on Empty
Unfortunately, all Christians have feelings of spiritual emptiness from time to time. Fortunately, God knew it would happen and has given us a lot of helpful advice in His Word...
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For more, see: "Exit"


Day Eight: Not Feeling Saved
This is an all-too-common question among Christians. Many people doubt their salvation because of feelings or the lack of them. The Bible has much to say about salvation, but nothing to say about "feeling saved"...
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For more, see: "Feeling Saved"



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Published 11-26-15