Our Faith Matters Most When We Are Being Tested

We are called to live our daily lives by faith. But some believers pay little attention to their faith when all is well in their life. Faith to them is like a spiritual spare tire. They only think about it when an emergency comes. Though that’s the wrong mindset, it is true that our faith matters most when challenges […]

Lessons from the Incredible Faith of Abraham

Think about the faith of Abraham. In his day, he didn’t have access to Bibles like we do. He didn’t have the benefit of fellowshipping with other believers. He was not brought up in a family that knew God. But all of us can learn some things about faith from old man Abraham. In his […]

The Transformative Power of Our Faith in God

What we believe matters. In fact, “Everything is possible for him who believes,” Jesus says (Mark 9:23, NIV). This one verse speaks volumes about the power of our faith. It says, in effect, that faith opens us up to a world of endless possibilities. Of course, I am talking about our faith in God. A […]

Keeping the Faith during the Test is Part of the Battle

Last Friday night, I attended a high school football game. It was Homecoming night for one of the teams. That team won the game 45-00! Needless to say, that team had much to celebrate. During the final minutes of the game, I thought about the losing team. I wondered how its players were feeling on […]

We Must Exercise Our Faith to Make it Strong

“I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not,” Jesus said to Peter (Luke 22:32). That’s an interesting statement. What does Jesus mean by that? Certainly, He would not pray to prevent an occurrence that could not happen anyway. So what He said must be a real possibility. That is, it’s possible for our […]

The Trial of Your Faith is Priceless

I know what it means to have your faith tested. I don’t mean for a short while, but relentlessly for a period of several years. During that time, I was a pastor, preaching to my congregation about God’s faithfulness. But personally, I wasn’t feeling it. Perhaps, some of you are in a similar place as […]

Our Misconceptions about Faith in God

“You must put your faith in God.” Has anybody ever said that to you? Or have you ever said that to someone? Sometimes, it may be in order to say that. At other times, it’s merely a religious cliché. Or, perhaps it’s a sign of our immaturity about faith. We must not be so quick […]

Don’t Miss God’s Promises to You Because of Unbelief

We often talk about the power of faith. And we should because faith is powerful. Jesus even said that all things are possible to those who believe. But unbelief is powerful also. In the book of Hebrews, the writer touches on Israel’s Old Testament journey to the Promised Land. God caused the unbelieving generation of […]

Faith That Moves Mountains and the Hand of God

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering” (James 1:6). This means that when we pray to God we can’t be double-minded, believing one minute and doubting the next. I believe we have all been there. At one point we say we know God has our back. Then later we are asking, “God where are […]