Passive Faith

May 11, 2014



Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

~Philippians 2:12-13, NKJV


We cannot do what God does and He will not do what we can.

~Oswald Chambers

my thoughts red

Jesus had two natures: a divine and human and they worked in perfect harmony to accomplish the will of God. Our relationship with God has these two same aspects. The divine side is that which we cannot do: live a perfect life, atone for sins, heal the sick, raise the dead just to mention a few. The human side is those things we are commanded to do.  We have to practice spiritual disciplines. God will not give us good habits and character: we have to work for these things. It is not a doctrine of works. We can work out something that God has not worked in. If Christ is in us, He will work out. There is no precedent for passive faith in the bible. Faith that does not work is not authentic faith. The divine side of worship is a manifestation of His presence, to show out, the human side is to show up.


  • No Deacon’s Meeting: LCBS at 9:00–Worship at 10:15...ROSES FOR MAMA, you have to see it to believe it.
  • Girls did not make it; finished 3rd, just one game short. I am proud of them, I think they did good.
  • I nominate Gregg Lindsey for SPORTS FAN OF THE YEAR! 



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