“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” -James 1:2-4
The more you are tested, if your faith is genuine, the more your trust in the Lord grows. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Sovereignty in Trials” from James 1:1-5)
“The just shall live by faith.” -Romans 1:17
I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the Lord my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness; I would cling to the work of the Lord Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I were able to give my body to be burned for my Lord Jesus, yet I would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but still would live by faith.
Were I a martyr at the stake
I’d plead my Saviour’s name;
Intreat a pardon for His sake,
And urge no other claim.
To live by faith is a far surer and happier thing than to live by feelings or by works, The branch, by living in the vine, lives a better life than it would live by itself, even if it were possible for it to live at all apart from the stem. To live by clinging to Jesus, by deriving all from Him, is a sweet and sacred thing. If even the most just must live in this fashion, how much more must I who am a poor sinner! Lord, I believe. I must trust Thee wholly. What else can I do? Trusting Thee is my life….
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” -2 Corinthians 5:7
God’s people have nothing to fear as long as they keep their eyes on the Lord. -Pastor Steve Wainright
(excerpt from 04/11/2021 Sermon “Dealing with Adversaries” from Ezra 4)
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” -Acts 4:12
Come to Jesus. It’s not Jesus plus your prayers. It’s not Jesus plus taking communion or baptism. It’s not Jesus plus walking an aisle. The only salvation is through Jesus Christ. It’s faith in Christ and what He has done for us.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Don’t Fall” from Hebrews 13:7-14)
“With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.” -2 Chronicles 32:8
When we realize our weakness, that’s when we rely on His strength.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon
“Faith Tested” from 2 Chronicles 32)
“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” -Hebrews 11:23
Parents, God often uses your faith in the lives of your children, raising up leaders in the next generation. You never know how God is going to use your child.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Faith of Parents” from Hebrews 11:23)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9
It is all of grace that you are saved. It’s not of your works, not of your efforts, or keeping yourself from doing bad things. It’s all because of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ!
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Finishing Well By Faith” from Hebrews 11:20-22)
“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” -James 1:3
We are called to endure. The more your faith is worked, the more you learn to endure. You grow when your faith is tested. The Lord does not test us to entice us to sin, but to grow our faith. He has called you and I to walk by faith and not by sight.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 11:17-19)
“By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” -Hebrews 11:5-6
A life of faith is a consistent, daily, moment-by-moment walk with Jesus Christ. If you don’t have faith, there is no chance you can please God.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 11:5-6 – “Walking with God“)
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“By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.” -Hebrews 11:4
Abel’s life still speaks. What about your life? When you’ve passed from this world, will your life still speak to those who knew you?
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 11:4 – “The Faith of Abel“)
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