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Alive in 5: Faith in God is a Choice

By Web Team | Grow

Alive in 5 is a simple way to share how to become alive in a relationship with God. Today we’re talking about how faith in God is a choice.

John 3:16 says, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

And Hebrews 11:6 says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely him.”

God’s perfect love accomplished perfect justice through Jesus, yet that same love also gives us a choice to have faith in God or not.

Faith is our belief, our firm conviction, of things we do not see. God does not force belief upon us; His love allows us to make the decision.

Jesus paid the price to save us from sin, but we must put our faith in God to receive that salvation.

We do that by making Jesus our Lord and believing that God raised Him from the dead. When we put our trust in God, we have faith.

Our faith enables us to receive God’s grace.

It’s like this...

Have you ever been given a gift card? We receive gift cards as gifts, but unless you use them, they are just plastic.

You must act on the gift card offer. In the same way, our faith in Jesus makes His death, resurrection, and the forgiveness of sin effective in our lives.

You must act on God’s offer.

Think about it...

What are some things you believe exist even though you can’t see them?

What is preventing you from having faith in God and Jesus’ death and resurrection?

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