Archive for June 2016

1 Cor 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love. 15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters, 16 to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it. 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

 1 Cor 16:13 (NASB) Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

This is sound advice for men and fathers (and everyone by example). The first four are in the context of military service

1.    Be on the alert

2.    Stand firm in the faith

3.    Act like men

4.    Be strong

5.    That all that you do be done in love

Greek word for "act like men" meaning, "to make a man of or make brave...to show one's self a man, be brave"

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How to Have the Victorious Spirit of Faith

But since we have the same spirit of faith, according to whatis written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe andtherefore speak (1 Cor, 4:13)

There is a “Spirit of Faith,” which is an attitude or atmosphereof faith in God that becomes a lifestyle. We all know how the power of habitscan affect our lives and good and bad ways. The Spirit of Faith is the habit oftrusting God, speaking according to promises of God, and possessing a livinghope. Come out this morning and learn how to have the victorious spirit offaith through Jesus Christ!

1 Corinthians 5:7, For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Hebrews 11:6   Butwithout faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God mustbelieve that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Romans 1:16, ForI am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God tosalvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for theGreek.  17] For in it therighteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written,"The just shall live by faith."

When you have the "spirit of faith," hard things are"light" because you know Jesus empowers you and is helping youtransform tough circumstances into pavement for a road towards a better future:

1 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but fora moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things whichare not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things whichare not seen are eternal.

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