We just did a study on Faith In Christ, today we are going to do one on Belief In Christ, which could be considered the same except for most of the verses are different but the message is the same. I just believe that we don't have this subject of In Christ filling our hearts and mind to the point that we cannot be moved in our belief. We must be grounded. Christ must be the center of our belief and our all and in all. There is no other way as we will see in this study. This will indeed help you if you allow it to sink deep down into the core of your being. Please pray for that to happen.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." A promise
John 14:6 "Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me."
John 6:47 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believes on me hath everlasting life." This is a promise. A promise
John 3:36 "He that believes on the Son has everlasting life:" A promise
Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." A promise
Mark 9:23 "Jesus said to him 'if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." A promise
Mark16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved." Not 'can be', 'may be', or 'could be' but will be saved. A promise
John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name." A promise
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned." A promise
John 5:24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me, has everlasting life."A promise
John 11:26 "And whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die." This is speaking of the second death or the eternal death when life shall be no more. A promise
Romans 10:9 "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." A promise
Philippians 1:29 "For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake." Have you suffered for His sake, I have and it is not a light matter to be persecuted for Christ but when you have all these promises, it gives you courage to go on and live for Him regardless of the persecution, because you know if you are faithful you will have eternal life.
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please God for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Rewarded with eternal life with Him, how amazing!! A promise
1John 5:13 "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know you have eternal life and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." It is important to know that no matter what happens to us, we are to continue to believe on the One who loves us and died for us. A promise
John 8:24 "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins." This is a promise too, but one that we do want to be fulfilled. We do not want to die in our sins, do we? And we don't have to either, do we? We must believe to the saving of our souls. Hebrews 10:39 "But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition: but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."
Another wonderful study, so enlightening to the mind and so rewarding also. I pray that your belief has grown stronger as you have studied these lessons and that you will be rewarded with eternal life. Don't worry if you are condemned or persecuted for your faith in Christ, you will receive the reward of eternal life with Him, He is promised, "For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us." 1 Corinthians 1:20. Also "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4.
Believe with all your heart and share what you believe with others and the promise is, you will be saved. Of course if we believe in Him, we will love Him and serve Him and be obedient to Him, isn't that right? Of course it is. I pray that you will believe with all your heart in Jesus. Grandma Joan