What then shall we say to these things? Joy – “...We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1–2). Believe and expect that good things will happen, and they will. Do you have a relationship with God?

The moral of the story?

He was God who was “with God” in the beginning (Jn. God does not come to us needy and wanting, but rather he comes to “revive the spirit of the lowly and the heart of the contrite” (Isa 57:15).

5:2). In Matthew 18:15ff, Christ gives instruction as to how reconciliation is to be effected when a brother has sinned against a fellow-saint. Are Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit “God” in Nature? The Greek term is from sunistemi, literally, “to stand together,” thus affirming that the things of the universe are actually held together by the power of Christ. And if you were pastors, I’d bring the same message. Names could also be prophetic.

. God writes himself into his own story to bring salvation. His livestock, all his money, his family, his friends, and his health. When redeemed, we are again sealed into a special relationship with God. Lenski’s very fine comment on this passage: [H]e is thus in the assembly of the church or present when two or three are convicting a brother of sin.

This doesn’t happen overnight. On the night before He died, Jesus promised He would send us an Advocate, a Spirit of Truth, who would come to “live with” us and “be in” us. He is the main actor in the world. Simply put, life would fail to have reason if we didn’t have faith. Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

She worried what the angel meant by the greeting. Faith is what helps to get us through, illuminating the pathway in times of darkness, helping to give us strength in times of weakness.

We have specific benefits, because God is with us. Likewise, God’s presence was to spread to the rest of the earth through Adam and Eve’s exercising dominion (Num 14:21; cf.

If we didn’t have faith, how could we fly in an airplane, a metallic machine soaring 35,000 feet in the air? The devil claimed that Job would curse God and that his point would be all but proven.

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You must accept that as fact, and hold on to the expectation of greater things to come. We are able to realize the full potential by remaining connected with others through the force of love and compassion. She goes without saying because she goes without significance.

3:12) and Joshua (Josh. Some names have historical significance. Salvation is only the beginning for Christians as we were saved to do good works in the name of Jesus. Adam was made in God’s image then chosen to wisely manage “everything that [had] the breath of life in it.” We were designed for relationships. That pictured Christ! I’ve been to church growth seminars where he is not mentioned. God hardwired us to view life through an interpretative grid, and he also gave us his Word to shape that grid. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name. Alternatively, however, when we focus on positivity and seek out solutions, we can resolve our problems and move from a state of lack back to a state of abundance.

Life is precious, but it can also be remarkably difficult at times.

1:22-23). He tells us that the Holy Spirit does not take him for granted, because when he comes he will devote all his divine energy to glorifying the Son of God (John 16:14). There’s an enormous level of importance attributable to having faith in life.

The Bible teaches that the divine Christ sustains the very universe in which we live.