Monday, April 10, 2017

Fellowship of Faith in Jesus!

Timothy, you belong to God, so keep away from all these evil things. Try your best to please God and to be like him. Be faithful, loving, dependable, and gentle.  Fight a good fight for the faith and claim eternal life. God offered it to you when you clearly told about your faith, while so many people listened.  Now I ask you to make a promise. Make it in the presence of God, who gives life to all, and in the presence of Jesus Christ, who openly told Pontius Pilate about his faith.  Promise to obey completely and fully all that you have been told until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.

1 Timothy 6: 11 - 14

Timothy told others about his faith in God and he promised to fully and completely obey God’s Word.  Why is that important?  You see, faith is the evidence of a relationship between God and man.  You can believe all the factual history about Jesus and still have no relationship with Him.  

But your first encounter with the Good News of Jesus Christ can spawn a fellowship of faith in Jesus.

If you show and tell others about how you trust and have faith in Jesus, they will be encouraged to trust Him as well! 

If you want to be an effective proclaimer of the Gospel, then focus on being “fully and completely” obedient to every Word you hear from God!  When you do that, everything in your life will confirm the truth of the message and entice others to give their hearts to Jesus!

“Lord Jesus, I want to fully and completely obey You today.   May everything I think, say and do please You in every way!  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen.” 

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