Faith

This word Faith, isn’t an easy one to talk about or share.  Faith sometimes seems too personal, but faith really means relying on and trusting in God.

Faith in Jesus Christ – The Bible uses the phrase “faith in Jesus” synonymously with belief in Jesus as Savior. Romans 3:22-23 says that “righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” When we place our faith in Jesus, we believe in Him, and God grants His righteousness to us.

We are not righteousness on our own, but by God’s glory.  Amen.  So trusting and putting our faith in God is a true blessing.

To have faith in Jesus means to trust Him. Simply. Fully. Without reservation. On one occasion, before Jesus healed two blind men, He asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They answered, “Yes, Lord,” and He healed them “according to [their] faith” Matthew 9:28-29. The man simply trusted the power and goodness of the Lord, and they received their sight.

When a person has faith in Jesus, it means that he or she believes who Jesus is (God in human form) and trusts what Jesus has done (died and resurrected). This faith in the person and work of Christ is what saves. “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” 1 John 5:1.

Famous most quoted verse John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The key is belief, in response to God’s love. Anyone who places his or her faith in Jesus has the promise of eternal life.

 

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