Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"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

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 01, 2011 (seeking faith?)

seeking faith?
Photo by: Dolores Myers
Executive Director of Boehm's Chapel

“Some of you seek for faith
much in the same way
as you would dig for a well.
You turn the eye inward upon yourself
and search amidst the depths
of your polluted heart
to find if faith is there;
you search amid all your feelings
at sermons and sacraments
to see if faith is there;
and still you find nothing
but sin and disappointment…
Look full in the face of Jesus…
Drink in His Word…
Faith comes by hearing the voice of Jesus.”
- Robert Murray McCheyne

“We must never think of salvation
as a kind of transaction between God and us
in which He contributes grace
and we contribute faith.
For we were dead and had to be quickened
before we could believe.
No, Christ's apostles clearly teach elsewhere
that saving faith too is God's gracious gift.”
- John Stott

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