So don’t lose a minute in building what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience...
2 Peter 1: 5-6(a) [The Message]

 

Let’s look at the first four qualities which can help our faith to grow.

Read more: The Midweek Message - Add to your faith

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1: 5 – 7 [NIV]

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God has no graduates in his university. The process of learning and shaping is continuous. [Jeff Lucas]

 

Someone who has just become a Christian might think that their conversion is the end point in a long process. But those who have been Christians for some time know that the journey is not over: it’s only just begun!

Read more: The Midweek Message - Matured Slowly

Today, I want to challenge you to commit to the future of your relationships. We live in a world where everything seems to be temporary or disposable, exchangeable or recyclable. Living in eternal life, we should be building "something that will last forever". Many things about the world we live in have been turned about from the way they are meant to be - the way they were designed.

Read more: The Midweek Message - Commitment

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2: 14-17 [NIV]

Read more:  The Midweek Message - Contribution

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