Heb 2:10-13; Heb 5:8-10; Heb 10:11-18; 1Pe 5:10; Eph 4:11-16; Joh 15:18-19; Phi 3:18-19; 2Co 1:15-22
HSCH-68-131003 - length: 61:46 - taught on Oct, 3 2013
What you and I need is a greater appreciation of how great our Lord Jesus Christ really is.
“to perfect” =
to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character):
"to bring to an end by completing or perfecting," is used (I) of "accomplishing";
(II), of "bringing to completeness," (a) of persons: of Christ's assured completion of His earthly course, in the accomplishment of the Father's will; and (b) of His saints.
This same word is used to describe us, believers, in Hebrews chapter 10!
You can’t really grow much if your roots and the rest of you are always shifting around.
The Lord is seeking to perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you; 1PE 5:10.
The Lord wants His Body to be built up, not tossed about by every wind of doctrine; EPH 4:11-16.
active faith in a believer’s heart, and opposes it with all his power.
The world and worldly people despise anyone who lives by faith in the Son of God.
Belief is saying “Yes! And “Amen!” to the word of God, the promises of God, the glories of Christ, the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Unbelief is Mister “yeah but…” .
Faith sees more in a promise of God to help than in all other things to hinder; …
… but unbelief, notwithstanding God’s promise, says “How can these things be?”
Faith will give comfort in the midst of fears, but unbelief causes fears in the midst of comforts.
Faith will suck sweetness out of God’s rod, but unbelief can find no comfort in the greatest mercies.
Faith makes great burdens light, but unbelief makes light ones intolerably heavy.