Faithfulness and Confidence - Modern Faith 9

Mentioned in Today's Broadcast:  Mere Christianity

This week we continue our series through the Fruit of the Spirit called Modern Fatih.  This week, our subject is "Faithfulness."  

There is a difference between being religious and being faithful.  In a similar way, there is a difference between believing in Jesus and actually believing Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is working on us to believe the truth that comes through Jesus Christ - in Him there is no falsehood at all.   This means he is perfectly trustworthy.

One of my favorite quotes from CS Lewis is from Mere Christianity:

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”

So, are you religious or faithful?  The main passages for this week are 1 John 1:5-10 and Galatians 5:22-25.