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LEARN MORE – GROW MORE – BE MORE – IN CHRIST JESUS

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness  mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

 

When Our Faith Is Challenged

When Our Faith Is Challenged – History is witness to humanity’s preference to found hope on what is seen rather than on what is unseen. The Lord’s words in Jeremiah 2:13 ring true in all eras: “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”
The cisterns referenced here represent things that humans construct in order to meet perceived needs. The next series of lessons all related to the things we as human focus on or are consumed with at times. People hope to have enough food and clothing, and they use worry in an attempt to remedy a lack of those things. When no human remedy comes to mind, the results are fear and doubt. The proper reaction in all cases is to look to Jesus first as we will see in tonight’s lesson along with the lessons in week 4 & 5.
The plan for these lessons is to share what the Lord has to say to us when our faith is challenged. James 1:13, states that no one can say when I am tempted that God is tempting me because God cannot be tempted and neither does he tempt anyone of us. But he does on to say that when we are tempted, we are tempted by our own lust (I John 2:16 – lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life). We all have a drawing card and desires that is not necessarily the same as the next person.

Join with us as we explore the the teachings of our Lord, When Our Faith Is Challenged”

June 6 – Free from Worry – Matthew 6:25–34 The Lord our God wants us free from worry base upon His ability to the all-sufficient God he is.
June 13 – Delivered from Fear – Matthew 8:23–27 The Lord wants us to free from worry based upon the reality that he is omnipresence.
June 20 – Healed by Faith – Matthew 9:18–26 The Lord wants us to be free to trust him based upon his ability heal.
June 27 – Rescued from Doubt – Matthew 14:22–33 The Lord wants us to be free from doubt based upon his ability to be trusted.
July 4 – Attitude of Gratitude – Leviticus 13:45–46; Luke 17:11–19 The Lord wants us to be free to express our gratitude for the cleansing work he has done in out lives.

You are always welcomed to follow and study with us as we seek to show ourselves approved to the Lord, workmen and women who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Steve
Steve
9 months ago

It’s amazing how our words can be both hard and damaging as well as sw3t and encouraging

Jae Jaecl
Jae Jaecl
7 months ago

This lesson is exactly what I needed. It causes me to ask myself, why I do the work of ministry. Knowing my “why” helps me know my “what” .My “why” is because of what Christ has done for me. And my “what ” is ” you do the same because Christ is my example.

Jae Jaecl
Jae Jaecl
7 months ago

Dear Lord Jesus, grant me purity of heart so I bring glory & honor to Your holy name as I serve you by ministering to other. Amen

Jae Jaecl
Jae Jaecl
7 months ago

The abundant life Christ has imparted to his followers is given not for our personal selfish gain, but rather to demonstrate God’s abundance of love, joy, peace, contentment in serving him through the good times, and the tough times. So that the world will come to know that he loves and cares for the whole world. His love is from everlasting to everlasting. Praise the Lord. Amen!!

Pastor Cason
Pastor Cason
3 months ago

I appreciate the plain spoken, rightly divided truth we get from these devotionals. We need this. Thanks for the spirit lead passion and energy excerted in producing this resource for NBBC and our faithful friends. Pastor Cason