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					Understanding
How   FAITH
Changes Us!
The Gospel (Good News) leads us to FAITH -
                   Not only ours, but Gods:

                         Faith means being sure
                            of the things we hope
                             for and knowing that
                          something is real even
                         if we do not see it . . . It
                                      is by faith we
                              understand that the
                          whole world was made
                          by God’s command so
                         what we see was made
                                by something that
                                  cannot be seen.
                                    Hebrews 11.1, 3
    Asking the RIGHT Questions:




What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or
what value is there in circumcision?
                                         Romans 3.1
    Asking the RIGHT Questions:




What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of
faith nullify God’s faithfulness?
                                           Romans 3.3
    Asking the RIGHT Questions:




But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s
righteousness more clearly, what shall we say?
                                        Romans 3.5
    Asking the RIGHT Questions:




If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and
so increases his glory, why am I still condemned
as a sinner?                               Romans 3.7
                        God Uses and Empowers Me
                                      JUST AS I AM
                                     ___________:




For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus or good
works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk
in them.                                       Ephesians 2.10
Myth # 1 : God only uses me when I’m Good.

Myth # 2 : God only uses people who have it all together.



                                  God doesn’t ALWAYS
                                   call the qualified into
                                             His service.
                                     But God ALWAYS
                                   qualifies those whom
                                                He calls!
                     God Faithfulness is Intrinsic to
                                       HIS NATURE
                                       __________:




He is like a rock; what he does is perfect, and he is always
fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong, who is right and
fair.                                         Deuteronomy 32.4
Myth # 1 : God goodness is contingent upon my actions.

Myth # 2 : God helps those you help themselves.



                             God does not operate on
                              the basis of reciprocity.
                                    His ability to remain
                               faithful, to be trustful, to
                                 be righteous does not
                                          depend on us.
                        God Faithfulness is a Gift of
                                       HIS GRACE
                                       __________:




But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace
toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder
than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God
which is with me.
                                           1 Corinthians 15.10
Myth # 1 : It doesn't matter how I live.

Myth # 2 : Sin doesn’t really matter.
             Let us not imagine that baptism (whether as
                    an infants or a believer), or attending
                         church, or a one-time conversion
             experience, or some overwhelming spiritual
              high irrevocable marks as members of the
                              ‘New Covenant’ community.
                        With privilege comes responsibility,
                       otherwise Grace is received in vain!

				
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