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Faith in Action

August 14, 2022
Faith in Action: Keep Running the Race!
Jeremiah 23:23-29    Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2    Luke 12:49-56

The faithful of Israel’s past provide the encouragement this congregation needs to keep running our own race of faith. We need to continue trusting God, to remain in faith even if we can not imagine what God’s promises would entail. The Israelites, by faith, walked through the Red Sea as if they were walking on dry ground. When the Egyptians made a similar attempt, they were overwhelmed by the sea; they did not act in faith, but in vengeance. Their children, the next generation, trusted God and were brought into the land. And so, the baton passes to them. As we persevere and keep running, we need to get rid of anything that could trip us up. We must keep our eyes on the one who created the race of faith and the only one who has reached its perfect end. We may encounter pain or disappoint, but let’s remember we need to keep our eyes on the prize… residing with God and God’s people forever. Jesus is there now, at God’s right hand, and through his prayers we are cheered and sustained along the way.  

Daily Devotion
Monday, August 15, 2022

“He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has come to the aid of his child Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” (Luke 1:51-55) In this song of praise by Mary the mother of Jesus, we are reminded that God fulfills His promises to us without exception. The gospel is one of those promises. One of the promises that we know will always be upheld, that our sins are forgiven, because God has made it so through Christ. There is no renegotiating! We are saved by grace through faith alone by the blessing of Christ Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. This is the gospel of hope. The gospel of a future that has already been written and will forever be upheld by God. Both the mighty and the meek have received the gift of love, forgiveness, and mercy. Prayer. “Good and gracious God, we give thanks and praise for your constant love and loyalty. As we sin against you, we break our covenant with you but you still hold fast to your covenant with us! Thanks and praise to you God from an undeserving humanity. Amen.”

Written By: Vicar Jared Fischer


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