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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 05, 2011 (a gift of God)

a gift of God
photo by Lee Keefer

“God does not believe for us,
but He does through His Spirit
create spiritual life in us
so that we can believe.
Faith is a gift of God.
It is part of the whole salvation package
that God gives to us
through the work of Christ for us
and the work of the Holy Spirit in us.
It is not our contribution, so to speak,
to God’s great plan of salvation.
God does it all.
Faith is part of the
unsearchable riches of Christ.”
- Jerry Bridges

“It is true that the faith
which I am able to exercise
is God’s own gift.
He alone supports it,
and He alone can increase it.
Moment by moment, I depend on Him.
If I were left to myself,
my faith would utterly fail.”
- George Muller

“Faith is the evidence of new birth,
not the cause of it.”
- John Piper

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