Faith. Our whole Christian experience hinges on this one word. In writing to the church of Ephesus, Paul encouraged them that, by grace, we are saved through faith. Yet, many Christians struggle with “having” faith or believing the promises of God.
Have the Faith of Jesus examines the Savior’s faith in all aspects of His life, from offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice when Adam and Eve chose to disobey to overcoming the temptations that Satan hurled at Him throughout His life. By faith Jesus lived a life of complete submission to His heavenly Father, preaching to the people He was directed to, healing those whom the Father brought to Him, discipling the men God gave Him, and eventually submitting Himself to die on the cross for the sins of the world.
As followers of the one true King, may we learn all we can of our Master and emulate His perfect faith so that we may stand firm in the coming trials and be ready for His soon return.
“Many authors write, and many ministers preach, about faith. With a balanced grasp of Scripture and Spirit of Prophecy, Thiele gives confidence to the reader in that when one recognizes how Jesus exercises faith we can exercise faith in the same way. Hope is increased with the assurance that we have the faith of Jesus when we imitate Him.”
John Witcombe, Pastor, Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists