Summary: Faith: A Gift From God
Faith: A Gift From God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Through Faith we receive three benefits of Christ’s
I. Justification; “Just as if I had never sinned”
a. We are justified by faith.
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
b. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
II. Adoption; Grafted into the olive tree,
Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
III. Sanctification – “Growing in Gods grace”
a. Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
b. Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: