Sunday Morning: January 9, 2005
Text: Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Acts 10:2 "A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway."
Acts 10:22 "And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, . . ."
Acts 10:36 "The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)"
Acts 10:43 "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth [present active] in him shall receive remission of sins."
The verb is future middle and translated “for oneself”. This is one’s life style or the way we live our lives.
From the Greek word ek which can translated “out of”, “out from”, or “by means of”.
Galatians 3:23-24 “But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. “
WHEN FAITH CAME
1 Corinthians 15:14 “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.”
24. “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ (our high priest), that we might be justified by faith.”
Hebrews 9:11 “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, . . “
1 Peter 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (kingdom message)
Luke 8:10-11 "And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: . . . 11. Now the parable (sower) is this: The seed (mysteries of the kingdom) is the word of God."
Galatians 5:6 ". . . faith which worketh by love."
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Colossians 1:27 ". . . the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is (the Abba spirit of) Christ in you, the hope of [the] glory:"
1 Thessalonians 2:12 "That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."
Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [present active], that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
1 Peter 1:21 "Who by him do believe [present active] in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God."
Hebrews 11:1 . . . the evidence of things not seen.
Acts 24:26-27 "He hoped [present active] also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
27. But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound."
Acts 26:6-7 "And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: 7. Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope [present active] to come. "
James 2: 18 ". . . show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works."
1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering . . your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience [endurance] of [from] hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, “
Hebrews 6:10 "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name (word of God), in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister."
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:. . .
DILIGENTLY SEEKING HIM
Hebrews 11:6 ". . . he that cometh [present middle] to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek [present active] him."
1 John 3:2-3 "Beloved, . . . we know that, when he shall appear (as King of kings and Lord of lords), we shall be like him (kings and lords); for we shall see him as he is (the King). 3. And every man that hath this hope (to be a king or a lord) in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." (without spot or blemish)
Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"
1 Peter 3:15 "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"
Galatians 6:8-9 ". . he that soweth to the (Abba) Spirit shall of the Spirit reap (the hope) life everlasting. 9. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap (the hope), if we faint not."
Luke 18:1 "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;"
Matthew 6:10 "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
John 16:23-24 ". . . verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name (word of God), he will give it you. 24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name (word of God): ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
THE JOY OF THE LORD
Matthew 25:23 "His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
Hebrews 3:6 "But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end."
Titus 3:7 ". . . we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal [agelasting life] life (in the coming kingdom age)."
Colossians 1:23 "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, . . ."