God is Faithful

This is the third post in the Passion 2013 series. These are my notes from Francis Chan’s message on January 2, 2013 at the Passion Conference entitled “God is Faithful.”

Key Text: 2 Timothy 2:11-13

If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples. The Holy Spirit’s presence is felt when we are obedient to our missionary call. 

Our distrust of other people can spill over into our relationship with God. Unlike other humans, God’s promises can always be trusted. Even we are faithless, God remains faithful to His promises. He can’t deny His holy character (Colossians 1:21-23).

Jesus promises an eternal inheritance for those that endure in the faith until the end. Jesus promises not to turn away from those he has redeemed. Just as you didn’t come to Christ your own, you will not remain in Him on your own.  That is why He send the Holy Spirit to seal us. When we are saved, He gives us a new heart that fears and desires God.

Too often we believe the promises of blessing from God (2 Timothy 2:11-12a, 13; Deuteronomy 7:9), but not his promises of punishment (2 Timothy 2:12b; Deuteronomy 7:10-11). He is faithful and obligated to keep those promises as well.

Nothing can change God’s faithfulness, especially our unfaithfulness (see the book of Hosea). God faithfully pursues those whom he has redeemed even in the face of betrayal, sin, and unfaithfulness (1 John 1:9). God’s ultimate promise: the final redemption and restoration of His creation (Revelation 21:1-5).

-Lawson
Learn It. Love It. Live It.

Want more Passion content? See my notes from Passion 2011 and Passion 2012

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About Lawson Hembree
Lawson is an entrepreneur, ministry leader, and outdoors enthusiast who also enjoys blogging about business, ideas, and theology. Want to continue the discussion or write a guest post? Let's Connect!

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  1. Pingback: Quotes from Passion 2013 « Lawson Hembree's Blog

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