Simple Faith is Enough (Plus Podcast)

Not everyone has the same desire or ability to study theology. I’ve known strong Christians who lived out their faith in service to God and others , but didn’t feel the need to dive deep into the Bible. Yes, they went to Sunday School, but they accepted the lesson at face value and did not go searching for more information or other interpretations. They believed in the basic Christian beliefs and that was good enough for them.

They had faith to trust that God was able and willing to save them and heard their prayers and they simply believed that all the Bible stories were true. No need to look for deeper meanings or connections or understand all the history behind the Bible. They had total respect and reverence for God.

Why am I saying this? Because I used to think something was wrong with those people. That they should study more, take the Bible more seriously! But I know now that Christians can express their faith in different ways. The more practical ones often use their gifts to make money in business and then give that money to the church. That is important! God can use you and your unique personality and talents and ways of thinking.

I am thankful for the Christians in my life who love to study and teach, and for the ones who love to serve the community in practical ways like working in the food pantry and with the children in VBS. Their faith is established and they are living it out .

Everyone should read the Bible and study it. But not everyone will study at the same level of intensity. Being an expert on theology is not required to be a Christian. Biblically-based Christianity is a reasonable belief system, but you cannot prove whether it is true or is not true. The gospel can only be accepted by faith, regardless of how much you study. And let us not forget that love triumphs over it all.

Believe on the Lord Jesus and be saved. Acts 16

Special Guest! Faithe. Owning Our Choices in Life and Marriage ep 51 Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams

A conversation with my best friend Faithe about what she and I have learned about ourselves in our wise old age. If you're a 50+ woman, you can probably relate, if you're a younger mom, you might learn something!  Both of us are Christians, have large families and homeschooled our kids. We have a lot in common in how we relate to the world and people even though we also have many differences in our upbringing . We discuss what motivated us to have the lives we have. Hope you'll join us as we try to make sense of life as menopausal women who did things differently than most of our peers.  A few takeaways: Realize that even when you make choices that you feel you HAD to make, you still made a choice. Self-awareness helps you understand why you make decisions. Most decisions are made based on what we think is best for us at THAT TIME, not in the long term. Married people must learn to have compassion for their spouse's struggles and appreciate them. Being a controlling person never turns out good for anyone. We live in a society that rewards victims with more attention than those who quietly assume personal responsibility for their lives.  God loves you and you can trust Him.  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/support

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  1. This reminds me of the thief beside Jesus. One wonders how much “theology” he understood when he asked the Master, “Remember me.” And Jesus promise, delivered to him personally, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” How I long to hear those words from my Lord. c.a.

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