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More living faith

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in blog links, love, service | 6 comments

Lately, I’ve been sharing about ways that God has been using me, my family, and my friends to demonstrate the good news and his love to our brothers and sisters and to the world. I started doing this because someone challenged (in a positive way) me to offer positive and real examples of the theoretical stuff that I write about. When I see more examples of “living faith”, I want to share those with my readers as well.

Joe (J.R.) at “More than Cake” wrote about a recent example in a post called “Faith With Works is Alive!” Joe writes about one of his brothers providing a car to a single mother. You read that correctly: a car! Go to Joe’s blog and read his post.

This is how Joe ends his post:

In the end, no single person can take the credit for helping Erin because none of us had the ability or resources to make it happen on our own. It is our prayer that this tangible demonstration of love will serve as an example to our friends, neighbors and other churches of how God makes provision through the working of his Spirit in the power of His church. All who read, be encouraged and find a way; this very day, to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

Amen! Let it be in me and in all of those who are “stirred up to love and good works” by this example of faith that works!


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  1. 8-5-2008

    Wonderful thoughts on this subject.
    I really enjoyed it.
    I think many simple don’t put their faith into action. It is like a husband/wife relationship where God wants us to show our love not just words but action.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you a great week as you do His will.

  2. 8-5-2008

    What a great thing to happen! It really is good to see specific examples of how concept and reality are tied together.

  3. 8-5-2008


    Good to see you back up and around. Thank you for the comment and the prayers.


    I didn’t know you read my blog. I agree that it is good to see these kinds of examples, and an encouragement for us to do the same.


  4. 8-5-2008


    What a change would occur if Christians could simply lose their individualistic view of what being new creatures in Christ means, and spend time corporately demonstrating the effects of that new life.

    Instead of Christians criticizing the knowledge and values, the attitudes and behavior practiced by the unbelieving society around us:
    Instead of being paranoid about any co-operation in benevolent work with the feared Calathumpians and their “allies”, being a “ploy” or “conspiracy” to steal “our sheep”:

    Surely we can remember that, if we are truly what we say we are, activities, such as described in this blog, are opportunities to PROVE our claims.

    If the Calathumpians and their ilk are really, deceived unbelievers, what an opportunity, as genuine new creatures in Christ, to show our love for one another.

    With the incredulous historic Cyrus, the supposed unbelievers will say,” I cannot understand these people of The Way, they love one another, even before they meet!”

    Have a look at 1 John 4:4-6.

  5. 8-5-2008


    Should have attached previous comment to “Churches Working Together”. It still applies.

  6. 8-5-2008

    Aussie John,

    Isn’t it a shame that we have to go back to Cyrus to find someone who found the church’s love to be remarkable?