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faith is our victory by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Faith is our victory – learn the key to victory in life…

Why is faith our victory? Because it is the key to defeating the enemies of this world and possessing the promises of God. 1 John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” The New Living Translation puts in this way, “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.” This verse is not saying if “our” faith is strong enough or big enough we will some how be able to get the victory in our life. Rather,...

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presumption and foolishness by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Presumption and foolishness – counterfeits of real faith

Presumption and foolishness are two huge counterfeits to genuine Biblical faith. The enemy wants to steal your faith by deceiving you with these counterfeits to genuine faith. He wants to deceive believers into living by a “faith that is a fraud”. In addition to foolishness and presumption there are two other counterfeits to genuine faith that he uses- Two More Counterfeits of Biblical Faith Faith developed by personal philosophy. This is a huge problem that impacts many believers. They change “their” faith to match their personal experiences or the experiences of others. When they encounter a situation or outcome that...

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keeping the faith by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Keeping the faith – how to defeat the enemies of faith

Keeping the faith can be a struggle. As believers we are instructed to “live our life by faith”. In fact God tells us four times, in four different books of the Bible, in both the old and new testament that, “The just or righteous shall live by faith”. (Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38.) Obviously living and keeping the faith our important to God. Keeping the Faith – is a fight Keeping the faith is a fight! In 1 Timothy 6:12 Paul tells us to “Fight the good fight of faith…” Notice Paul calls faith a “fight”....

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Independence Day by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Independence Day – how you can have true freedom

July 4th is Independence Day in the USA. It was on this day in 1776 that our country declared it’s independence from England. It would become one of the greatest historic events in world history. CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY As we celebrate the birth of our country as an independent nation and the freedom and liberty it enjoys it serves us well to remember the words of several of our forefathers; Thomas Jefferson, “The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart.” Patrick Henry, “It...

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how does faith work by pastor bruce edwards 0

How does faith work? keys to living by faith

How does faith work? Faith is a powerful force. Faith moves mountains. Faith heals diseases. Faith receives answers to prayer. Faith brings victory. Nothing is impossible with faith. Many know about the power of faith, yet they don’t always see positive results from their faith. Why? They are missing the key ingredient that turns the power of faith into results. What is this key ingredient that makes faith work? How does faith work? Faith works by love The secret ingredient that makes faith work is “LOVE”! Galatians 5:6 says, “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision;...

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How to Increase Your Faith – 2 important ingredients

You have been given a “measure of faith” according to Romans 10:17,  but you need to know how to increase that measure of faith.  Every believer has faith, but it is up to us to develop and increase our faith.  Think of faith like your muscles. Every person has been given the same muscles, yet when you look at people you notice not everyone’s muscles are the same size. You have football players, weight lifters and others with huge muscles. Then there are others who have much smaller muscles. Why the difference? Those with the larger muscles have worked and...

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Trust Jesus – Don’t Over Estimate Your Faith

Trust Jesus and not YOUR faith!.  It is easy to lose our focus and begin to look at our faith instead of Jesus.  We need faith.  Faith is critical for the Christian life.  We are to live our lives by faith. (Rom. 1:17, Gal. 3:11, Heb. 10:38) Faith is how we are saved. (Ephesians 2:8) It is by faith we receive God’s wisdom. It is by faith we receive His direction. Faith is how we receive anything from God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) Faith for a believer is very important. We should be continually...

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Living by faith by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

How to live by faith – 4 keys principles

How to live by faith is a question every believer needs to be able to answer.  Faith is such a powerful force. Without faith It’s impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)   As believers we are are instructed to live by faith. In fact God tells us four times, in four different books of the Bible, in both the old and new testament that, “The just or righteous shall live by faith”. (Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38.) Obviously God wants to make sure we get this. Living by faith is an exciting and rewarding life, but what...

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How to Contend for Your Faith

Do you ever struggle with your faith? Do you ever doubt or question what you believe? We all do at one time or another. Our faith is being challenged everyday that’s why I want to encourage you to “contend for your faith”. Jude wrote this very thing to believers in the first century, “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” Why would we need to contend for our...

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faith and knowledge by pastor bruce edwards 0

Faith Based on Knowledge

Is faith based on knowledge? We’re going to answer that question today.  There are both Christians and non-Christians who think that faith and knowledge are some how in conflict. Faith is commonly portrayed as some arbitrary blind leap in the dark that has no relationship to reason, evidence or knowledge. To the contrary real faith is based on knowledge. The biggest misconception about true Biblical faith is that it’s opposed to knowledge. The Bible does not promote a belief in the irrational or any type of unwarranted blind faith. Faith Based on Knowledge 2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power...

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