Faith is fundamental for any Christian. Our salvation hinges on faith, and yet, I wonder how much we truly understand what a “faith-based” life really means. What change might we experience if we really took hold of our faith? I want to spend some time considering faith. Jesus tells us that even faith as a mustard seed can move mountains – so you see, there is both the simplicity and also the depths and power of faith.
In general terms, these are the ideas we will be working through together in this article series:
What Salvation by Faith Means: We are saved by grace through faith. How do we come to the faith? What does our faith save us from?
The Fruits of Faith vs The Works of the Flesh: What is the natural result of faith? What happens when we confuse legalistic righteousness with obedience given by faith? What does it mean to have and “imputed” righteousness?
Avoiding the Legalistic Faith Trap: How often do we continue to approach God though a letter of the law mindset that keeps us trapped in things that kill?
Faith as a Mustard Seed Moves Mountains: Does God deliver us because we are full of faith, or because it is His will at that moment? Could it be that when the Lord hears us in our moments of “little” faith, He is glorified through both His mercy and our dependence on Him for all things?
Continuing in The Faith: What does a faith-based life really look like? Is it that picture perfect image of a Christian who is full of faith at all times, or is it a Christian who doubts yet continues seeking God anyway?