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In this teaching, we hear from Pastor Mike as he talks about faith and how God’s not like us. He wants us to be faithful, and the only way we can be effective in our mission is to be faithful, but because we can’t stay faithful to Him. He was faithful for us, and the literal Good New is:
Our faith in God’s faithfulness is enough.
We cheated on God, and He says, you can’t fix the relationship by doing better. The only way you can be made right is with faith. Legalism says be holy THEN God will be faithful, that’s not the gospel.
Faith is the root. Faithfulness is the fruit.
Faith in God produces faithfulness to God. It changes us and makes us productive, but if there’s no faith, there’s no root, and what happens to a tree with no roots? It dies and doesn’t produce fruit. So what does faith look like?
23 Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed.
24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian.
26 For you are all children[a] of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.[b] 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile,[c] slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children[d] of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.
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