There are many false ideas in the church about the nature of true saving faith. Disney teaches that we are to ‘believe in what your heart is saying.’ True saving faith is in God, not in ourselves,
In this passage we have a despairing women who comes to Christ, in faith, and thereby experiences His pity and His power. We will walk through her encounter with Him, and then look at six truths about faith so that you might rightly trust in Christ.
The divine authority and mercy of Christ are both vividly put on display as He casts out a militant host of evil spirits from a demented man. But in this passage we also see something of the reason why Jesus saves anyone.
This is a familiar account of Jesus calming the storm on Lake Galilee. The passage speaks of a great storm, a great calm, and a great fear. But make no mistake — this portion of God’s Word tells us most plainly about a Great Saviour, that you might trust Him and worship Him. Such a Saviour demands your trust, not only for salvation, but until your dying day.
Following on from His parable of the soils Jesus tells four further parables. The parables speak about the sovereignty of God in Him establishing His kingdom, and the responsibility and privilege given to true believers to proclaim Christ. We have here four encouragements for the true believer to make Christ known.
This is a familiar parable, but why did Jesus tell it, and what surprises does it contain? How is this parable a judgment against unbelievers, and how does it explain what is happening in the church today? And what encouragement does it give to genuine believers to share the gospel with those around them?