Entry 40 = The Shield of Faith

The fourth piece of spiritual armor in Ephesians 6 is the shield of faith. And with a few thoughts about this shield, we end our series on faith. Ephesians 6:16 reads, “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the...

Entry 39 = Persevering in the Faith

The Christian life is long and often rugged. God ensures the believer will be able to make the full journey all the way to His glorious eternal kingdom. The Scriptural teaching comes from Jude 24 “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make...

Entry 38 = Standing Firm in Faith

Ephesians 6:10-11 speak of spiritual warfare and present reasons for engaging in the battle. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might, Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the...

Entry 37 Passive v. Active Faith

Up till now we have spoken of faith mostly as active. By faith we pray. By faith we do minister for God. However there are times when faith must not do anything but wait on God to provide. In the Old Testament, the psalmist celebrated waiting patiently for the Lord in...

Entry 36 – The Prayer of Faith

As we grow strong in faith we will need to learn to pray with more confidence also. James 5 gives a key promise in that regard, that needs to be understood by all believers. Concerning the sick in church James writes, “The prayer of faith will raise him...