What Is Faith?

BIBLE READING: Colossians 1:1-2 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. 2 We are writing to God's holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.

BLOG: In my Sunday Life Group class, I've been asking the question. "What is your faith?" Can you define it? What does it mean to you? Let us make faith and adventure together. There are no lone ranger, hermit, isolated followers of Jesus. We were created for community, but community is an act of faith.  The greater your faith, the better your community.

This Sunday, I am going to ask, "How do you make faith a reality in your life?" What steps do you take to make faith an essential part of who you are every day?

We know that Hebrews 11:6 says And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

But how does our faith in Christ translate into our real world?  How does it affect our daily life?

Now I don't want to get too far into this and give away my whole lesson.  But I will tell you this.  You are gifted beyond your wildest imagination. I've heard people say, "God hasn't given me anything." Really?

He gives you time, His Word - The Bible, The Church, The ability to worship, and LOVE. (That's a very shortlist.)

So how do you love God?
How do you love those nearest to you?
How do you love everyone else?

Take the day to watch yourself.  You are answering these three questions every day, whether you know it or not.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to love You, love others, and even those I don't know.  AMEN

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