1 Cor 16:13 "Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong."
Last week we focused on Being Alert.This week let's not stop being alert but let's focus on "stand firm in the faith."
Stand solid. Stand against the current. Stand even when no one else is standing.
Be different. Be above mediocrity. Be the opposite of dull. Be Biblically attractive.
In the faith...
In Jesus. In Jesus' attitude. In Jesus' ideas. In Jesus' ways. In Jesus' care and concern. In Jesus' generosity. In Jesus' gratitude and joy. In Jesus' forgiveness, mercy and grace. In Jesus' truth.
Faith in Jesus is the best.
Faith is trusting Jesus, trusting His Word, trusting His promises, trusting His ways, trusting His leadings,simply trusting.
We live out our faith when we say "Yes" to Jesus' love by letting Jesus adopt us into His family.
We live out our faith when we say "Yes" to Jesus' truth even when our culture, education, politics teaches against it.
We live out our faith when we say "Yes" to Jesus' mission; to go and build Intergrity Friendships with those far from God. When we invite them to Easy Invite Events. When we invite them to church. When we invite them to Sunday School or Small Groups. When we invite them to join a Ministry Team. When we invite them into Membership.
Can you picture Jesus standing firm in the faith while He was incarnate?
Can you picture the onslaught of attacks He got from so many?
Can you picture the rejection He experienced for standing firm?
Can you picture the smile on His Heavenly Father's Face?
Let's continue to seek to become like Jesus by "standing firm in the faith" together.
Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.