LIVING IN THE KINGDOM
WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
In it we live by Faith
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
1 WE ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH
Peace and Hope
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
2 BY FAITH WE PLEASE GOD
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
3 BY FAITH WE ARE SHIELDED BY GODS POWER
1 Peter 1:5
who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
SO FAITH IS EVIDENTLY IS KEY TO KINGDOM LIVING
1 LET’S DEFINE IT
Faith in Action
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
So, in the definition, it is clear sight is not faith – we being human, we get easily susceptible to sensory knowledge
2 LET’S GET TO KNOW HOW WE CAN SECURE IT
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
3 HOW WE MAY PROTECT IT – TO KEEP IT TO THE END
1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
1 Timothy 1:18-19
The Charge to Timothy Renewed
18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
IT IS THE ONE EXHIBIT YOU MUST PRODUCE IN TACT WHEN YOU GET TO THE FINISH LINE