Revival in our Hearts
We thank the Lord for the spirit of revival that is burning in many hearts. It has been wonderful for the past few weeks to witness God’s Word touching so many. The power of that renewal has been in our relationship to the Word of God – the Word in us and us in the Word!
Our faith is based upon the written Word of God and the living Son of God, Jesus Christ. We are saved by faith plus nothing. Our salvation is not in our efforts or our rituals. Our salvation is a gift of God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God gave us the gift of salvation by the gift of His only Son and Jesus gave us the gift of His own life! He willed Himself to die for us that we might have life eternal.
Our faith in Christ is summarized in our religion. We, unlike many other faiths, have faith in Christ alone. The whole of our doctrine, dogma, faith and practice is brought together in the “Christian Religion.” We believe in Christ, we are saved by Christ, we are His disciples, and we follow Christ!
A. REDEEM = TO BUY BACK
B. RECONCILE = TO BRING BACK
C. RELIGION = TO BIND BACK
Jesus purchased us with His death, and we have been brought back to the family of God. We are kept in His care, sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise, and bound to Jesus with our faith.
With an unsure world, I am grateful we have a sure Word from God! Through His Word, we have a sure relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.
Please continue to pray for our church, our families and each other. Thank you so much for praying for me and Muzette!