Balancing Faith And Works

We all must balance our Christian lives with faith and works. Pray, study, meditate, and be filled with the Holy Spirit to spiritually grow and mature in your faith, at the same time, work hard and allow your faith in God to impact lives around you by meeting their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. Don’t over do either one, balance it.—-more—-
An apparent contradiction seen in what James & Paul are writing about faith & works. Paul is saying, no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ. James is saying, man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Scriptures don’t contradict with each other. I believe both Paul & James are talking about Balancing faith and works.
• No one is expected to work to earn salvation, but we are expected to work not to lose our salvation.
• We need faith to maintain our salvation, we lose our salvation if we don’t work towards it as dead faith cannot produce salvation.
• Once saved is not saved for ever.
• We are saved by faith and we keep our faith alive by doing good works. Because without works faith within us dies.

Turn it into Praise

In Psalm 13, David, brought his complaints, his pain and petitions to the Lord, then he realized his inability to hope anything for the future. Day by day he was losing his trust and joy, but one day he turned every frustration, every disappointment, every failure, every delay into praise. God expects us to do the same. Listen to the sermon to know how to turn your pain into praise.

Extreme Giving

We learn from Luke 6: 27-38 what extreme giving is.
When your giving is extreme in terms of
• Loving those who hate you and loving those who are unloved
• Doing good to those who do evil against you
• Lending those who are incapable of returning—-more—-
God gives it back in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over in terms of
• Forgiving us eternally and
• Granting us divine favor

Christ’s Supremacy

Listen to this sermon from Colossians 1:13-18.
Let Christ may have the pre-eminence, superiority, sovereignty or authority over our lives.
• No man can deliver us, but Christ alone
• No man can redeem us, but Christ alone—-more—-
• Christ alone created everything and consists everything in Him
• Christ is superior than every other human being we may consider superior
Let admiring Christ’s superiority bring more joy than the joy of admiring people we consider superior.