Faith

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)


Bible Studies

  • The Mark of Grace in the Soul – Part 2
    The Mark of Grace in the Soul – Part 2 -Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth (vs. 5) -I Corinthians 9:21 -Galatians 1:8 -II Timothy 4:7 -Ephesians 4:32 -Meek are those who are gentle and the quiet spirited -Where does this meekness come from? From poverty of the spirit -I Corinthians 4:7 -Blessed are they which…
  • The Mark of Grace in the Soul – Part 1
    The Mark of Grace in the Soul – Part 1 Introduction -Acts 16:31 -John 1:12 -John 7:37-38 -Isaiah 53:5 -II Corinthians 5:17 -James 2:18 1 Introduction – Matthew 5:1-2 -Seeing the multitude -Same message for all -Who is speaking? He -Revelations 1:17-18 -Where is He speaking? -Went up to the Mountain -Posture of the preacher -Sitting -He opened his mouth…

Daily Devotional - GTY

01 July 2022

  • Enjoying Spiritual Privileges

    "Coming to Him as to a living stone . . . you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood. . . . You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession. . . . You are the people of God. . . . You have received mercy" (1 Pet. 2:4-10).

    You have enormous privileges in Christ.

    A university student once confessed to a pastor, "I've come to the conclusion that I don't believe in God." "I see," the pastor replied. "Please tell me about the God you don't believe in." The student proceeded to describe a vengeful, unfair, arbitrary cosmic ogre who delighted in watching earthlings stumble through life in search of meaning and direction. After listening to that portrayal of God, the pastor wisely replied, "I don't believe in that God either."

    Like that student, most people have a warped view of God because they can't see beyond their circumstances and the conditions that plague our fallen world. Their distorted world view keeps them from understanding God's goodness and mercy. But we as believers understand because we see beyond the physical realm and experience His grace and kindness in many ways.

    Scripture speaks pointedly about the duties and responsibilities of Christians, but all of that is balanced by the rights and benefits that we have in Christ. In writing to Christians who were experiencing severe persecution, the apostle Peter reminded them of their privileges and called them to praise God for His abundant grace (1 Pet. 2:9). That is your calling as well.

    This month we will consider many of those privileges, including your union with Christ, access to God, priestly role, spiritual security, election, dominion, and inheritance. The implications of them all are staggering and should be a source of great joy and thanksgiving as you study them from God's Word.

    Suggestions for Prayer

    • Thank God for the privilege of being His child.
    • Pray that He will strengthen and encourage you with the truths you learn from these studies.
    • Regardless of your circumstances, learn to focus on God's glory and grace, allowing them continually to fill your heart with praise and worship.

    For Further Study

    Read 1 Peter 1:3-9 and 2:4-10. Make a list of the spiritual privileges Peter mentions.



    From Drawing Near by John MacArthur Copyright © 1993. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.com.

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