In Touch Devotional Friday 24 June 2022 By Charles Stanley, Friday Message
Read Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 24th June 2022 and be blessed
TOPIC: Saving Faith
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: John 1:9-13
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
In Touch Devotional Friday 24 June 2022 MESSAGE
Yesterday we discussed the knowledge required to become a Christian. Now, let’s look at the remaining elements of saving faith: conviction and trust.
Knowledge of Jesus must be accompanied by confidence that the facts apply to us personally. First, we must own the truth that I have broken God’s law, and that makes me a sinner. Second, we acknowledge that none of our efforts can earn His favor. Third, we agree that Jesus died for each of us and paid for our sins, no matter how terrible the transgressions may be. Fourth, we believe that this payment for our wrongdoing is fully sufficient; nothing else is needed. Finally, we accept by faith that we’ve been adopted into God’s family. The invitation is extended to all humanity.
Once we are convinced that Jesus is our Savior, trust is demonstrated through action. As “new creatures” (2 Corinthians 5:17), we will have a fresh perspective and different values. Jesus, our Lord, now has authority over our life, and He alone deserves to be our highest priority. He knows what pleases the Father and has sent His Spirit to live in us and teach us.
Are you lacking in knowledge, conviction, or trust? If so, ask the Father to help you come to true saving faith.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 71-75
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: When we’re convinced of Jesus’ sacrifice and trust Him with our life, we experience true saving faith.
In Touch Devotional Friday 24 June 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.