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What is Faith?

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Hebrews 11:1-2)

All these people [Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah] were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners on earth. (Hebrews 11:13)

Faith. It’s a central element of Christianity. But what is it?

Ask around and so many people say things like: “At least I have faith…” or “I have faith that things will get better…” But what do they mean? What is the substance of their faith?

The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews defines the ancient understanding of faith: “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Faith is a surety and certitude connected with an enduring hope related to unseen things. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Discipleship

 

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This past weekend at Eastbrook, I spoke about continuing in the truth of God. It was a continuation of our series “Love Letters” from the letters of John, this week looking at 2 John.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included a revised outline for the message below:

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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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An Eternal Kind of Life

What does it mean to have eternal life? That’s a good deal of what I talked about this weekend as I continued our “Love Letters” series on 1, 2, & 3 John this weekend at Eastbrook. My message was entitled “An Eternal Kind of Life” based out of 1 John 5:6-21.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Love That Is Fearless and Complete

I continued our series “Love Letters” this weekend at Eastbrook, I with a message entitled “Love That Is Fearless and Complete” based out of 1 John 4:17-5:5.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

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Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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