I’ve Got to Have Faith


FAITHNow that all of you who lived through the late 80’s are singing along with George Michael’s song playing in your memories or you pulled out the cassette tape . . . I know I have your attention, well as soon as the song is over.

I’ll wait………………………….

“Faith – faith – faith – I’ve got to have faith – faith – faith!”

While that is NOT a spiritual song I want to turn your attention to the Faith that is imperative in Christianity. To the point the New Covenant writers often call Christianity, “The Faith” or “the household of faith.”

Faith.

The writer of Hebrews defines faith this way, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1).

I heard one preacher the following acrostic as a sermon on faith – Forsaking All I Trust Him.

Faith is what gets us through life. Trust in God’s great promises sustains us through the hard times. James says,

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (Jas 1:2-4).

We do not know what the future holds.We do not know what lies in store for those we love. We do know Who holds them and Who holds the future.

Life is hard, yet God is Good.

Join me as together we fight the good fight, keep the faith, and finish the course, knowing that the Lord, the righteous Judge has a crown of righteousness awaiting the faithful. (cf. 2Ti 4:6-8).

-Scott

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