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Study of the Word


“Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”  And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33: 12-14 (NKJV) 

What is true, biblical faith in Jesus Christ?  Some would have us believe that a profession in Jesus is little more than our wanting God's love, hoping to receive God's blessings and God giving us everything we want.  

What about sin, repentance, the cross, the shed blood of Jesus and God's grace?  

True biblical faith is outlined in the words of Moses who asked of God:
1) Make known to me the person you will send with me.  
That person God sent is Jesus Christ.  Read Matthew 1: 23
2) who saves us by grace
Again, Jesus.  Read Ephesians 2: 8-9
3) who shows us your way. 
Jesus is the way, read John 14: 6
4) that I will know You
It is through Jesus we know God. Read John 17: 3
5) Who is with us.
Again, that's Jesus. Read Matthew 28: 20
6) Who gives us rest
Again, that's Jesus.  Read Matthew 11: 28
7) Who saves us according to God's will
What is God's will?  Read 2 Peter 3: 9
8) Who justifies us before God
Again, Jesus. Read Romans 4: 25
9) through whom we enter Heaven
Again Jesus, read Matthew 25: 23 

We do not have to understand everything about salvation to be a Christian but we absolutely cannot deny the work of Jesus and consider ourselves a Christian.  Self-justification does not cut it. Works do not save. Salvation is the personal work of God through Jesus Christ, anything less equals a false profession and proclaims a false teaching.

Throughout the pages of scripture we are reminded a person cannot truly experience God and reject Jesus Christ.  The gospel will change us. 

Are you unchanged by the gospel? True biblical faith responds to the work of God in Jesus Christ who went to the cross for us, who paid our debt, who rose again not to be let out - but to let us in.  Repent and believe. 

Continuing the work of Jesus Christ

Peacefully, Simply, Together