Your Faith: Dead or Alive? Or All That Glitters is Not Gold.
Are you willing to hold on dear to Jesus Christ? Do you love Christ and love His word and hate sin?
If at this moment you were confronted with a choice that would require you to pay a price to be faithful to Christ or to reject your faith, which would you do? It is that kind of test that will demonstrate to you and others your faith is genuine.
Do not trust in your spiritual activities, or your orthodox beliefs. The real issue is what is most valuable to you. Is your faith in God more valuable than anything you hold dear? Are you willing to lose everything you hold dear, and if you lose it or suffer are you going to blame God?
It is not that we do not falter or fail but it is that when we are down we do not stay down or give up…
(Preached at NUC by David Leaf 2009 October 11th.)