We are secured in the love of God by the finished work of Jesus Christ but let us not live in unthankfulness and disobedience. We still have to to "deal with God" here in time, and he expects us to be about HIS business not our own.
When we face trials and tribulations we need to have the same faith in God that Jesus had in the Father.
We should learn from this that trusting in God is the right thing to do but that does not mean that life suddenly becomes easier. In fact, when we do trust God and move toward Him, the devil doubles down on his attacks. Therefore, we should pray more, fast more, and trust God more!
Our faith comes from Jesus. Therefore, the object of our faith should be Christ, and Christ alone.
We should have a sound mind that knows Satan hates us but Jesus wins, — every single time.
If you ask me, this is a pretty light rebuke considering who Jesus is talking to and what they have done!
1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 pt.2 Today's edition is the conclusion of part 15 in our 1st John Series. The theme of this message is growing in belief. God does not intend for us to be stagnant or unfruitful with the grace He bestows on us. When we believe God and trust Him, it moves us to act more like Christ. When we do this our belief is made stronger because we have proven to ourselves that what God says is true.
1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 The Apostle John encourages growth in Christian discipleship by learning more about Christ as we live and love like He did. This message was preached on April 25, 2021.
Further, fluffy bread sure looks good, doesn't it? False doctrines do to until they have corrupted you and made you sick!
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.