How are these three topics tied together? Actually, these three topics are as inseparable as faith, hope and love. One who truly has faith in Christ and has been born again will take on a new nature, a divine nature, and will know humility. Because humility comes from knowing Who God is and knowing who you are not.  Humility comes from understanding your need for Jesus Christ Who died for your sins and rose again, making it possible for you to become a child of God and live forever in heaven with God. Understanding these things bring great joy and humility. But understanding these things also brings a desire to serve the One Who brought you forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.” (2 Corinthians 5:15, NLT)

For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.”

(Romans 14:7–9, NLT)


The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you! “When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not. In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’ ”” (Luke 17:5–10, NLT)

My prayer is that we would all come to the place in our Christian faith where we humbly serve God with all our hearts. And in doing so, may we bring many others into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the glory of Almighty God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen


Pastor Mike