Hebrews 11:1, 6 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen… But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Faith is something that helps us to hold onto God and turn on the switch to trust in God. In order for us to have faith in God, it is important for us to know that God is Love and a God of Love. Understanding God’s kind of love will help us to put our faith in Him especially during very challenging times in our lives. We cannot put our trust in someone that we are uncertain of or unfamiliar with.
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
When we accept Jesus Christ into our lives, we have the nature of God in us, the old nature of sin passes away and a new one is created. Eternal and abundant life starts from the moment we receive Jesus into our lives.
1 John 3:8-9 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
God fulfilled what he had promised in the book of Genesis whereby He would destroy the work of the devil and deliver mankind back to Himself.
We who believe in Jesus have our relationship restored with God the Father. He listens to our prayers and we are able to stand on His promises. With God by our side we can overcome temptation that is in the world and also face the challenges in life i.e. trials, tribulations, persecution, sickness etc.
Therefore in the midst of the trials and the tribulations, it is important that we walk in the light and remember to walk in love so that our fellowship with God will not be affected.
1 John 5:4 ,14 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith… Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
If God was able to give us His very best to restore us to Himself, how much more will He not do to help us in times of need. We need to have faith to stand on God’s promises until the manifestation of that promise.
Sermon Series: The Faithfulness of God
希伯来书11:1,6 信就是所望之事的实底，是未见之事的确据… 人非有信，就不能得 神的喜悦；因为到神面前来的人必须信有神，且信祂赏赐那寻求祂的人。
约翰一书5:4，14 因为凡从神生的，就胜过世界；使我们胜了世界的，就是我们的信心… 我们若照祂的旨意求什么，祂就听我们，这是我们向祂所存坦然无惧的心。