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A Redeeming Faith

December 11, 2022

Do you know what a day trader is? These are high-risk investors who jump in and out of the stock markets often many times a day and they try to capitalize on price changes in the market. They have no interest in the companies of the stocks they are buying. They are just simply trying to make a buck. There are a lot of people in the church today who are day traders. They don’t know very much about God. They claim to have made some sort of a decision about Jesus, but they have never really surrendered their life to Him. They jump into church when they feel like they need to and jump back out when they don’t. They just want a God who will give them dividends in the form of blessings and leave them alone. That is exactly the kind of faith that is as worthless as a Christmas gift you got twenty years ago that no longer fits. I don’t want that kind of faith. And I’m sure you don’t either. Instead, I want us to have a redeeming faith, a renewing faith, a reviving faith. And I want to show you today the marks of a redeeming faith that we should all want for Christmas.

Topics: Christmas, Faith, Redemption

In this series

All I Want for Christmas

As we dive into this Christmas series, I am going to give you my Christmas list and I guarantee you it is going to surprise you. But I believe that after this series is over, you might agree with me that this ought to be on everyone’s Christmas list. In fact, if every person on this planet made this their Christmas list and God gave them what they asked for our world would never be the same. You see, these three gifts that are on my list, money can’t buy, and yes they will always satisfy everybody who receives them. You will never want to take them back or exchange them for anything else. They last forever – won’t gather dust, never go out of style, never outgrow them and you will be forever thankful that you have them.

Bible Reference

For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?”
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.