Living Worship – Part 4

in Faith…

Paul reminds Timothy in his letter (1 Timothy 4:12) to be an example in his faith. We all should model faith – both having faith and growing in faith. As a worship leader, I’ve found it incredibly helpful for my faith to study theology. I don’t study it as though I’m going through seminary or anything like that, but it’s something that I’ve found interesting and enjoy reading on occasion. I’ve also found that regularly reading God’s Word to be extremely beneficial. For our staff meetings here at Journey, we begin with a chapter or two from a book in the Bible. We recently finished Acts and have begun reading Nehemiah. It’s amazing to me (although by now, I should be used to it) how often what we read directly corresponds to what we’re dealing with.

The Greek word for faith (Pisteuo) must have an object. If our faith is in our faith, we will forever be trying to create emotional energy to sustain what we desire to believe in. This is why so many people in our world today are spiritually frustrated. They’ve put their faith in something that cannot stand and will never satisfy. Our faith must be rooted in something firm: Christ and His righteousness. God must be the object of our faith.

About Matthew Starner

Matthew Starner is pastor of Journey of Faith Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they help people take their next step on their journey with Jesus.

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