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Christian Faith
The Lifeline of the Believer

Christian faith gives us confidence of a loving God. Our faith shows us there is someone greater and mightier than we are. God created the world and all that is in it.

Belief in Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection is the center of the Christian faith. During Christ’s 3-year ministry, He had a small group of followers. After His death and resurrection, the number of believers grew exponentially. Today, more than two billion people are estimated to be followers of Christ. 

Why do so many people believe in God? It is because man is able to communicate with God and perceive evidence of His presence. Unfortunately, some do not recognize the existence of God until they get in a life-threatening situation and then they turn to God in prayer.

Christ is our Savior and Lord. He is with us, and He is for us. Christian faith is having confidence in Jesus Christ. By faith, we believe and put our trust in an unseen God. Many want to see, feel, hear, taste, and smell before they believe, but the spiritual realm is invisible and cannot be experienced through the physical senses. Only by faith can we believe. 

Jesus said, “I came that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly” (Romans 10:10). Joshua urged his people to meditate on the Word of God day and night to have good success. Meditating and speaking the Word cause our faith in God to grow.

Christian Faith

Building Foundations of
Christian Faith That Lasts

Foundations of Christian faith are much like preparing the foundation of a house or a structure. A strong foundation is the pathway to a strong and productive Christian life.

As engineers, we were taught always to design a strong foundation so the structure will withstand all challenges. If the foundation is weak, the structure will be weak and in danger of collapsing when challenged by wind, rain, and heavy loading.

I remember one project where we were asked to design and construct a retaining wall along a slope. The owner wanted to extend the depth of their rear yard. Upon review of the property, the natural earth looked solid and sufficient to build a wall. But, once we dug down a few feet, it became evident that the soil was weak and insufficient to support a concrete wall.

We then discovered that the rear of the property had been a stream. The stream had been rerouted and filled with waste material. The material under the ground's surface was organic and unsuitable for supporting the wall's foundation.

It was necessary to dig 20 feet deep to reach solid, undisturbed soil with sufficient strength to carry the load of the wall.

If the retaining wall had been built on the weak soil, it would soon crack and crumble.

It is much the same way with the foundation for the Christian faith. If your faith has no firm foundation, it, too, will crack and crumble under stress. Jesus taught us the importance of building a foundation upon the rock so that when the storms of life come, we can stand strong and not be washed away in the stormy streams of life.

A deep understanding of the foundations of Christian faith will make you a strong Christian, able to weather the storms of life.

Matthew 7:24-29 says, "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." The key message in this verse is hearing the Word of God. We must have knowledge of God to stand strong and to move forward in life. The second message is just as important. It is putting God's Word into practice or being a doer of God's Word. When you do, your foundation will withstand all of life's challenges.

Power of the Spoken Word

The power of the spoken word is often underestimated as to its potential to influence others. It can persuade, convict, praise, and encourage others. It is also a compelling force in our lives. Our words flow into our hearts, which is our human spirit where it influences events in our lives.

Several years ago—thirteen years ago, to be exact—I was diagnosed with throat cancer, stage four. I remember meeting my radiologist for the first time. I will never forget his optimistic attitude and the words he said to me. He said, together, we will handle this. He said he had a 90 to 95 percent success rate, and we would whip the cancer. His words went straight to my heart, and I believed him. And we whipped the cancer.

His words were powerful and helped put me on the path of right-thinking and healing. They set the groundwork for my complete recovery.

This site teaches the power of the spoken word. Words can bring life or death. How do we harness the power of words which affect our lives? “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). What does this mean? What is its fruit? It means that if you speak words of life, your words promote life for you and those who hear them. If you speak words of anger and hostility, you attract anger and hostility.

Proverbs 10:11 says, “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” Our words are powerful. Paul cautioned us, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).

Since becoming aware of the power of the spoken word, I have observed the “bad luck” brought by those that practice negative speaking and the good that comes from those that practice uplifting speech.

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

As I prepare each lesson, I always ask myself how this lesson applies to the people in the class. I think it is an important question. I feel a responsibility to each student to provide information that will equip each student for tomorrow and the days following. Many are searching for knowledge that will help them understand how the Christian faith operates. Only then can they be doers of God’s Word.

The message of the kingdom of heaven is vital to Christian growth. Jesus based many of His teachings on the kingdom of heaven.

The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God are interchangeable terms. In the Gospel of Matthew, Matthew used the phrase “kingdom of heaven” out of sensitivity to the Jews who avoid mentioning the sacred name of God.

Broadly defined, the kingdom of God is a spiritual rule over the hearts and lives of those who willingly submit to God’s authority. Those who have accepted Christ as the Lord of their lives are part of the kingdom of God. Jesus told His followers that His kingdom is not of this world. The kingdom of God is spiritual and abides in the hearts of believers.

Jesus said, "I came that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

What does this mean for you and for me?

If we look at the first part of the verse, it says, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." Jesus was contrasting what He offers with what the world offers. He was warning his followers to be alert to the ways of the world and be aware of the eternal treasure He offers.

Some may think that God is stingy with His blessings. But nothing could be further from the truth. God wants you and me to be blessed more than we want it ourselves.

The thief comes for selfish reasons. Jesus came to give. He came that we may have life in Him that is meaningful, purposeful, joyful and eternal. He is concerned with what is in our hearts. He wants our hearts to be filled with love, joy, and peace.

What gives you love, joy, and peace? Is it more toys or more cars or more things? External things usually fall short in the long term. Seek peace from within. It is everlasting. It is the Kingdom of Heaven.

"You do not have, because you do not ask God."
James 4:2

Ask God for help... We all could use a little help. God wants to help each of us. He wants us to come to Him, to seek Him and put our dependence on Him. Asking God shows dependence on God.

He is always available and is always ready to hear our concerns. And the best part. . . He loves each of us.

Many of us are reluctant to ASK. We say, "God is busy," or "My question is not that important," or "I'll do it tomorrow." Also, there is the tendency to want to do everything ourselves.

My hope and desire for this website is to provide a place to share our concerns, our victories and to discuss how God has answered our prayers. "Ask God For Help," is to be a place to ask questions, answer questions and share what has helped you to grow close to Christ. 

As Christians, we are instructed in the Word to grow and become mature in Christ. Spiritual maturity is growing in the wisdom of God.

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All of us have challenges. Your story could be just the right word at the right time to encourage someone who is facing a similar challenge. Share your experiences and how God strengthened you. Know that God using His believers to encourage and to help others along their path.

Tell us what God has done for you. Tell us your wonderful, loving and exciting experiences and the struggles you have had to overcome and where you draw your strength to continue...not only to continue, but to move forward.

What Bible verses do you recall when you face difficult times? What prayers do you say? Do you ask God?

What is God's plan for you?
What principles do you hold in your heart?

Consider these as a starting point.

  1. Love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, with all of our might and with all of our strength,
  2. Love God's people,
  3. In all, give God the glory, and
  4. Seek the guidance and direction of the Spirit of God.

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Sharing the Good News

Our purpose is to serve God and to spread the Good News.

Healing begins when we recognize we have a problem. Step two of healing is asking for help. Asking God for help opens our lives and our minds to His mighty power. Jesus said, "I came that you might have life, and that you may have it more abundantly" (John 10: 10).

"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." God invites us to ask.

Ask God to guide you. Ask God if you should share. What would God want you to share? Your victories, your trials, or words of encouragement?

Many just don't have the missing pieces of the puzzle of life. For too many, life is a void, it is hollow and without meaning. The missing piece is Jesus Christ and only He can fill the void. Who does God want to spread His good news. . . you?

By Sharing! You will be able to give hope and encouragement to others. Your voice may be the only voice a hurting person hears.

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