The Faith Factor

The Faith Factor

“The righteous will live by faith.”
ROMANS 1:17

“For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith—and this, not from yourselves
it is the gift of God—not by works…”

EPHESIANS 2:8

Mighty Fortress

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.

“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.”

EPHESIANS 2:5

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 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
when aimed toward God’s everlasting kingdom.

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.

GALATIONS 5:23