Monday, October 27, 2014

Powered from Behind

So tonight I zoomed over to "Holy Spirit Christian Camaraderie" at Don & Robin Begarowicz's home where the Lord revealed something of His intentions for this coming Sunday at Crossroads. I've had a sense that it would be good for us to in some ways do some "basics" of the faith and proposed that we take a look at some points of Romans chapters 1-3... but Robin brought up an important point. It would be good to build, practically, on what we've experienced during Community Builders, with some practical teachings about "not being afraid." So then I read the following verses:
"I have complete confidence in the good news of Jesus; it is God’s power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles. For that good news reveals how God puts people right with himself: it is through faith from beginning to end. As the scripture says, 'The person who is put right with God through faith shall live.'" (Romans 1:16-17)
The good news of Jesus is the power of God... that gospel powers believers--through faith and into all of life. As Robin says, faith teaching needs to be practical and active. It's not just about getting our understanding right, it pushes us into action. That's what it means to LIVE by (or from) faith.

I wanted to get a few words about this written down so I don't forget about this inspiration. I joked that on Sunday that we'll need to hear from both Ron, who emphasizes receiving the gift of God's grace through faith, and Robin, who will fall asleep if we don't move to ACTION. It's both, you see; faith is always active. Gospel and grace always move, pushing us from behind like a rocket. More about this as the week goes on.

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