Two habits of life ought to be an integral part of the life of a faithful follower of Christ-prayer and faithful support of the local church of which one is a part
Love drives believers to serve in specific, practical areas of life.
Hear, Heed, and Practice the Voice (Word) of God
To return to the Old Covenant way is based on fear and terror as it was at Sinai for Moses and his generation. Today, we must press on to the future, to the bright and sure foundation of our faith, based on the Person of Christ.
There will be many difficulties in one’s life of faith. Only as we run the race according to Scripture will we finish strong in the faith
Through divine chastening comes spiritual growth that results in maturity for us and glory for God
We have been armed with abundant witnesses and incentive to live a life of faith, if we diligently gaze upon the One who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus of Nazareth!
God’s people, in all ages, exercised faith (trust) in Him, resulting in sometimes great victories, while at other times, terrible physical losses. However, the one constant was their faith in God.
Even Moses, the great Law-giver of Israel, recognized that a life pleasing to God meant one must live “by faith!”
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph each demonstrated trust in the true and living God and what He promised for them individually and God’s people corporately.
The days in which we live are the good old days for us. This is the appointed time for each of us to learn and appreciate what it means to live by faith.
A consideration of what biblical faith is and why it has always mattered
To avoid apostasy, thoughtfully remember the beginning of your testimony determine to remain steadfast until the Lord returns
For NT believers, there is no turning back to the old ways, despite hardships or trials, thus making us examples of followers of Christ
Because of the work of Christ, in which we confidently trust, which gives us access to God Himself, we must draw near, hold fast, and consider one another, stimulating the brethren to love and good works.
Only by faith in the shed blood of Christ on the cross can any sinner ever be forgiven and reconciled to God
The Once for all sacrifice of Christ’s shed blood is the only hope of forgiveness for anyone, ever
Christ’s blood is the only means of forgiveness. Nothing else is possible to forgive sin
A reminder of the temporary work offered under the Old Covenant in the period of the tabernacle
The superiority of the order of Melchisedec’s priesthood over the Aaronic order
Salvation is sure and certain because of the immutable character of the God who saves
Use the truth you know to grow into the believer God wants you to be
We must become skillful in applying the Word to life to grow into mature believers