There is huge part that is an ongoing, growing, learning relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. I can’t explain that in a short video. For that, you’ll have to come to church this Sunday. What do you need to do to start devoting yourself to the Apostles’ teaching? It’s a life-long process. What’s your next step?
Churches can be like tribes too. Can we really let The church be a real “nation,” a real community, and not just an idea we assent to or a place we go.
Can it be a real family. People we grow, struggle and share with? People we do life with?
Faith is the belief that God is who the Bible tells us he is, and that if I answer Jesus’ call to “Come, Follow me, and be a fishermen, I mean fisher of people.” I will be joining God in the grand plan to help the whole world come back into a relationship with God.
When we can be at peace in the shade of God’s love we find pure peace because we know the Holy Spirit is with us. We can face the future unafraid because we know that even our sufferings can make us stronger. We know God loves us no matter what and that God can use all things to his glory.
Even when it looks like there is no hope, you can hope in Jesus. The one who calms the storms, the one with whom, all things are possible.
The essence of faith is complete trust. We can have faith in our things like cars, or people.
What about faith in God.
We can have faith that God exists.
We can have faith that God will bring about his promises in our life. Part of that promise is heaven when we die. But what else.
When we are loving others, we reassure our hearts that we are on the right path. Living out the love of God, makes God very real to our souls. When love comes alive in our actions, the presence of the Holy Spirit often becomes very real.
Not loving God, others, ourselves, is at the root of all sin.
Everything we do or don’t do, affects the people around us, effects our world. It doesn’t matter how “secret” your sin is, it affects everyone you meet. If for no other reason than it effects you, it changes you.
When we talk about church, are we talking about a building, an organization or people? Being at church isn’t about where you are but the people you’re with.
Sometimes our faith can be very clear and focused. Most of the time it takes work to maintain our relationship with God. How are you maintaining your relationship with God?