Thursday, October 27, 2016

What Is True Faith?

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Concerning thy divine decrees
my soul has known of old
that they were true, and shall their truth
to endless ages hold.
 —Psalm 119:152
Suggested tune: Amazing Grace (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
—Ephesians 2:4-7
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Q. What is true faith?
A. True faith is not only a certain knowledge, whereby I hold for truth all that God has revealed to us in his word, but also an assured confidence, which the Holy Ghost works by the gospel in my heart; that not only to others, but to me also,remission of sin, everlasting righteousness and salvation, are freely given by God, merely of grace, only for the sake of Christ's merits.
—Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 7
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
O God, the strength of all who believe in you, increase my faith and trust in your Son Jesus Christ, that in him I may live victoriously...
—NZ: Anglican (alt.)
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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