"Live By Faith"
“God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive in Christ, Even when we were dead in transgressions—It is by grace you have been saved.”
Christians intuitively reflect God’s perfect character by living sermons without words: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, humility, self-control, compassion, and forgiveness. Against such things, there is no law.”
Martin Luther, the courageous churchman who put his life on the line to pioneer the Reformation, is remembered for his declaration of faith: “Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God.” Also, a talented musician, Luther composed the majestic sermon in song, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” five centuries ago. Young musicians, from Canada’s Fountain View Academy, deliver a stirring arrangement of this classic.
“The righteous will live by faith.”
The good life is God’s gift, available to all by “obeying His commandments and remaining faithful to Jesus.”
It’s not the occasional good or bad deed that determines destiny but the direction taken—occasional stumbles don’t count!
Shortfalls in behavior will be covered by Christ’s robe of righteousness when believers choose to follow life’s GPS aimed toward God’s everlasting kingdom.