How is your faith grip-strength?

11 Feb

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What is your grip strength?  Did you ever take a grip strength test?

Have you ever used grip strengthening handles?  You squeeze them over and over, hoping to strengthen your grip.

It is a good thing to strengthen your grip.

I bring this up, because I want you to think about your grip on your faith in God?

Do you ever feel like your grip on your faith is wearing thin?

Have you ever had a time in life when you lost your faith?  Turned your back on faith?  Or when you really felt distant from God?

Think about it right now.  How close are you to God?  You might feel like you have a strong grip on faith in God.  Maybe it could be stronger?  You might feel like your grip on faith is failing.  You might feel like you have no grip at all.

In our church like ours, I imagine that our church family is all over the spectrum.  It would be unwise and naïve to assume that every single one of us have a strong faith and feel really close to God.

So evaluate your faith.  Do you have a tight grip on faith, or is it weak, or no grip at all.

When we talk about having a grip on our faith, I am insinuating that we have to do something about our faith, that we have a responsibility to hold on to it.  And that we can lose hold of it.  I am saying that we have a responsibility to hold on to our faith.  We are involved in the process.

But am I right?  What is our involvement in holding on to our faith?  Maybe I’m wrong.  Christians have long debated this.  Is faith a work of God or a work of people?

Today as we continue studying Paul’s first letter to Timothy, we’re talking about grip strength, our faith grip strength.

We invite you to join us at Faith Church, 9am, as we look at what Paul says about faith grip strength.  To get a preview, read 1st Timothy 1:18-20.

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