You are fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-20).
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17, New |King James Version).
Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ (Romans 10:17, Revised Standard Version).
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16).
Jesus came to the eleven disciples and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20).
We read God’s Word, learning from the “prophets”and the “apostles”, but, above all, our focus of attention is on “Christ Jesus.” We hear the Word of the Lord, and faith arises and grows in our hearts. Christ is preached to us, and we find ourselves being drawn to him and beginning to grow in him. As faith grows in our hearts, we learn to join, with Paul, in saying, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes”, and we commit ourselves to “making disciples of all nations.” As we read and listen to the Word of God, our hearts rejoice in our Lord Jesus Christ, and, as we seek to win others for Christ, we trust in our Saviour’s precious promise, “I am with you always.”
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