Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.


Do you believe the Word of Jesus? Do you believe the things that He did were enough to satisfy the price of sin. If you believe this, then it is time for to live our lives as if we really do believe. True faith is more than just lip service, it must be displayed for all to see so that it will draw others to believe.

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 ESV

John Piper, in a sermon from 2 Timothy 4, “I Have Kept the Faith”

The faith that Paul has kept is not faith in himself, or in any mere man. It is faith in Christ Jesus. In chapter 3, verse 15, he said to Timothy that the Scriptures “are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” And when you have faith in somebody, it means you take them at their word, you count on them to live up to what they say, you trust their counsel, you have confidence in their promises. When Paul said, “I have kept the faith,” he meant, therefore, “I have kept on taking Christ at his word, I have kept on counting on what he said, I have kept on trusting…

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