Living by Faith

Blessed #18: In Christ Realities (Part 5)

[Blessed Beyond Imagination #18]

Many Christians struggle with living as the brand new creature in Christ that they REALLY ARE, because they think, “I don’t think I’m ‘good enough’ or ‘holy enough’ or ‘righteous enough”. That’s right: you are NOT… but the Lord Jesus Christ is! And that makes a world of difference for you, in terms of the enjoyment of the blessed new life. Today we look at:

  • The glorious truth of 1 Corinthians 1:30, which tells us that we are in Christ because GOD did it. As well as the incredible context of 1 Corinthians 1:30.
  • You are a partaker of the blessings of God, not because you are so worthy, but because of what GOD THE FATHER has accomplished IN and THROUGH Jesus Christ!
  • Romans 4:5-8 and the fact that God justifies and blesses the UNGODLY on the basis of faith, which is according to God’s Grace (Romans 4:16).
  • The Bible clearly declares that “the just SHALL LIVE by FAITH”, which looks to Jesus Christ as our all in all.

Blessed #17: In Christ Realities (Part 4)

[Blessed Beyond Imagination #17. The beginning of this podcast has encouragement from God’s Word dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis].

It’s true: God has already richly blessed you, believer, beyond imagination! But many struggle and ask, “Why isn’t this working in my life?”. We tackling that perplexing question in this episode:

  • Why “doing for God” is a big mistake.
  • Many look at things carnally — after the flesh, rather than recognizing the new creation realities by the Spirit.
  • The importance of walking by faith, not by sight.
  • What it means to be a “new creature”.

The Real Reason Behind Trials: The Testing of Our Faith

The subject of suffering frequently comes up in Christian teachings. Many times the speaker will quote a passage like Romans 5:3-4
3 And not only [that], but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Then they go on and on about “the value of suffering”: God is using suffering, hardship, difficulty to improve our character, refine us, make us stronger, make us “more Christ-like”.
They have it completely wrong.

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 11 (Hebrews Pt 41)

[Hebrews 11:30-33a] In this episode, we continue to look at OVERCOMING FAITH:

  • Joshua and the Conquest
  • The leadership of God’s people BY FAITH and its effects. They were ordinary people OF FAITH who trusted in an EXTRAORDINARY GOD! God is the one who is great, The Hero, and HE does mighty things through those who have FAITH IN HIM.

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 8 (Hebrews Pt 38)

[Romans 4:13-25]. In this episode we discover FAITH GROUND ZERO. This is the epicenter of faith — true, saving faith, the righteousness of faith. The Bible points to Abraham as the prime example of one who demonstrates “the just shall live by faith”. We’ll see that real faith is focused on God Himself, rests on grace, strengthened by glorifying God and convinced by the ability of Almighty God Himself.

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 4 (Hebrews Pt 34)

[Hebrews 11:3-6] The Bible declares it: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. In this panoramic episode, we see what living BY FAITH can accomplish:

  • We take a sweeping view of all of Hebrews 11, extracting out of every “by faith” or “through faith” verse what living by faith accomplishes.
  • In Hebrews 11:3 we dig into the great significance of understanding BY FAITH that God is the creator of all.
  • In Hebrews 11:4 we find out the reason why Abel’s offering was righteous, while Cain’s offering was evil.
  • In Hebrews 11:5-6 we explore the very important reasons why “without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God”

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 3 (Hebrews Pt 33)

[Hebrews 11:1-2. This episode continues the mini series “The Just Shall Live by Faith”, within our ongoing Hebrews series.] In this episode, we learn:

  • God in His grace, through Jesus, has supplied ALL. Therefore, we have all NOW. Faith takes and personally appropriates what God has already richly supplied.
  • What faith is NOT.
  • Faith is the substance — ground of confidence, guarantee — of things hoped for.
  • Faith is the EVIDENCE of things not seen.
  • Hebrews 11 is not about faith “heroes”, but rather ordinary people who lived by faith in the goodness of God.

 

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 2 (Hebrews Pt 32)

[Hebrews 11 intro, Heb 10:38-39]

What IS faith? That’s a very important question to answer, since the Bible is clear that “the just shall live by faith” (Hab 2:4, Rom 1:17, Gal 3:11, Heb 10:38). In this episode we dig into this question and discover that there are two aspects of faith:

  • First, faith looks to the PERSON of the living Lord Jesus Christ: Christ IN US the hope of glory and we IN CHRIST, giving us completeness NOW.
  • Second, faith acknowledges and enjoys the perfect, finished work of The Lord Jesus Christ.

We also learn that we are “believers”, not because we believe, but because GOD has MADE us that way! This is all because of the perfection of JESUS and HIS FINISHED WORK.

Note: This series, “The Just Shall Live by Faith” is a mini-series, which is part of the ongoing series, “Hebrews: The Glory of The New Covenant”

The Just Shall Live by Faith

Many Christians silently struggle, wondering, “Why isn’t my Christian life working? Why am I struggling? Why do I feel so defeated? Is the victorious life just a mirage?”

The missing key to the victorious Christian life is one of the most important truths in all The Bible: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. In this ground-breaking series, we “connect the dots” between the love of God, the grace of God, the perfection of Jesus and His finished work and how we receive the incredibly rich blessings of God by living by faith. This series is sure to encourage you and revolutionize your life!

Note: this series is currently under development and is a sub-series in the “Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant” series:

 

  • The Just Shall Live by Faith – Part 1. In four key places in the scripture we read, “the just shall live by faith”. The language of faith appears 677 in the New Testament. From God’s perspective, living by faith is essential to pleasing Him (Heb 11:6) and successfully living the Christian life. Why? In this groundbreaking episode, we’ll learn how living by faith is intimately tied to the grace of God and the finished work of our Lord Jesus. You’ll learn essential keys to living victoriously by faith!

 

  • The Just Shall Live By Faith – Part 2[Hebrews 11 intro, Heb 10:38-39]

    What IS faith? That’s a very important question to answer, since the Bible is clear that “the just shall live by faith” (Hab 2:4Rom 1:17Gal 3:11Heb 10:38). In this episode we dig into this question and discover that there are two aspects of faith:

    • First, faith looks to the PERSON of the living Lord Jesus Christ: Christ IN US the hope of glory and we IN CHRIST, giving us completeness NOW.
    • Second, faith acknowledges and enjoys the perfect, finished work of The Lord Jesus Christ.

    We also learn that we are “believers”, not because we believe, but because GOD has MADE us that way! This is all because of the perfection of JESUS and HIS FINISHED WORK.


 

  • The Just Shall Live By Faith – Part 3. [Hebrews 11:1-2] In this episode, we learn:
    • God in His grace, through Jesus, has supplied ALL. Therefore, we have all NOW. Faith takes and personally appropriates what God has already richly supplied.
    • What faith is NOT.
    • Faith is the substance — ground of confidence, guarantee — of things hoped for.
    • Faith is the EVIDENCE of things not seen.
    • Hebrews 11 is not about faith “heroes”, but rather ordinary people who lived by faith in the goodness of God.

  • The Just Shall Live by Faith – Part 4. [Hebrews 11:3-6] The Bible declares it: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. In this panoramic episode, we see what living BY FAITH can accomplish:
    • We take a sweeping view of all of Hebrews 11, extracting out of every “by faith” or “through faith” verse what living by faith accomplishes.
    • In Hebrews 11:3 we dig into the great significance of understanding BY FAITH that God is the creator of all.
    • In Hebrews 11:4 we find out the reason why Abel’s offering was righteous, while Cain’s offering was evil.
    • In Hebrews 11:5-6 we explore the very important reasons why “without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God”

  • The Just Shall Live by Faith – Part 5. [Hebrews 11:7-10] The ancients — people like Abel, Enoch, Noah and Abraham — didn’t have Bibles, churches, Christian books, CD’s or podcasts. But they had the living God. Their faith looked to Him and His righteousness. In this episode:
    • We examine the faith of godly Noah who, even though in a wicked generation, built the ark because of godly reverence.
    • We begin to look at Abraham who learned to walk by faith, even though he had failed many times. His faith looked to the God who blessed him and called him to a land of promise, which he did not know.
    • We’ll learn a powerful truth for our own lives: it’s not how great these people of faith were, but how great is GOD and HIS righteousness and grace.

The Just Shall Live By Faith – Pt 1 (Hebrews Pt 31)

[This episode is part 1 of a mini-series called, “The Just Shall Live By Faith”. It is also a continuation of the “Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant” series. Note, this podcast is based on our article, “The Necessity of The Just Shall Live By Faith“, found on the www.DailyInChrist.org website.]

The just shall live by faith“. Six powerful and vital words that are often neglected by the vast majority of Christians. Living by faith is non-optional with God. In four key places in the scripture we read, “the just shall live by faith”. The language of faith appears 677 in the New Testament. From God’s perspective, living by faith is essential to pleasing Him (Heb 11:6) and successfully living the Christian life.

Why? In this groundbreaking episode, we’ll learn how living by faith is intimately tied to the grace of God and the finished work of our Lord Jesus. You’ll learn essential keys to living victoriously by faith!