Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
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Sun, Jan 21, 2018
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Man is enslaved by sin and all the consequences of it. He cannot keep from sinning; therefore, he bears the consequences of sin: guilt, shame, hurt, pain, sorrow, suffering, destruction, devastation, brokenness, death, and judgment. For man to be freed, he must fulfill two conditions. The first condition is belief or faith in Christ (John 8:30; cp. John 1:12-14; Rom. 10:9-11). As the gospel was proclaimed, they listened. They did not slumber or sleep, nor allow their minds to wander. They allowed no distraction whatsoever. They heard and "believed on Christ"; therefore, their hearts were stirred and they reached out for Jesus (cp. John 3:3; 1 Peter 2:2-3). The second condition is continuing or abiding in the Lord's Word. The idea is that of dwelling, just as a person dwells at home. Very simply, what Jesus was saying is that a person who really believes will continue both to study and to do the Word (2 Tim. 2:15).
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