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We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and to love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

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Each year I have people who choose a word that describes their life's journey.  My word is "Trust".   God has already put me to the test.  Did I really mean it when I said, "Lord I do trust you."  Add to that a daily reading of God's Word.  See what God will do for you.  Love to have you join us on Sunday morning.

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 February 23, 2020

I would like to share a few thoughts this morning on “How to keep a fervent faith.”   

 

Not too long ago, it was necessary for me to take a couple of little tablets that go “flop, flop, fizz, fizz”.  I am not particularly endorsing the product.  It was an old bottle, so I took out a couple of those beautiful white little tablets and dropped them in a glass of water.  They ingloriously sank to the bottom and did absolutely nothing.  They had completely lost their “fizz”.

 

When I look at the church at Laodicea, I see a group of Christians who have lost their fizz.  They had “fizzled out.”

 

Jesus says to them, (Revelation 3: 15, NLT), "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold.  I wish you were one or the other!”

 

I want to talk to you this morning about a “hot” faith or “fervent” faith and how to keep a fervent faith.

 

There are three things we can do to keep a hot or fervent faith.

 

When we receive faith and when we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ and begin to walk by faith—if we do not give attention to our faith and feed that faith—that faith tends to fizzle out.  Our faith needs to be exercised so it will remain strong and vibrant.

 

Faith is never meant to be static.  Faith is like our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our relationship with Jesus Christ should never be static, but always growing and maturing every day.  There should be an “exchange” everyday between you and Jesus.

 

Faith is like salvation.  Salvation is not just a one-time experience.  Salvation is a continuous, growing relationship with the person we call Jesus Christ. 

 

Faith, in order to stay fervent, must be tended (looked after, taken care of) much like we would do with a fireplace in order to stay warm.  We need to stir the fire.

 

I believe God’s desire is that we would have a fervent (ardent—shining, glowing, hot as fire, burning, passionate) faith.

 

Three things that will help us keep a fervent, ardent, passionate faith.

 

1st, a spirit of thanksgiving

2nd, a spirit of forgiving

3rd, a spirit of giving

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