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Part 7 – Faith

Faith is confidence in the faithfulness of God which leads to reliance and trust in God and obedience to Him (Hebrews 11:6). In salvation, faith is a voluntary change of mind and heart in the sinner in which the person turns to God, accepting and relying on His offer of salvation through Jesus Christ.


Faith does not operate in a vacuum. It must affect our:

  • Mind – by recognition of our need of salvation. Acknowledging Christ’s death on our behalf and our need of forgiveness.
  • Emotional (Heart) – by giving personal assent to the gospel - What must I do to be saved? Agree to make salvation a part of life.
  • Will – by a conscious turning of our inner affections and motivations to personal trust.

Another way of putting it is that we should:

  • Surrender the whole of our life to the Lordship of Christ (John 8:12; Romans 10:9)
  • Receive and appropriate Jesus into the life. (John 1:12; Revelation 3:20)
  • Accept His death on our behalf, and the forgiveness He offers (1 John 1:7,9).

    Next week in this series, we look at the role of perseverance in the life of the Christian Disciple

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