Trusting in Jesus
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What did an Old
Testament prophet predict of Christ?
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand
for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles trust." Isa.
What were the
apostles, who first trusted in Christ, to become?
"That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted
in Christ." Eph. 1:12.
What did the
Ephesians do upon hearing the message of truth?
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation." Eph. 1:13.
What returns did
they receive from their proposed trust?
"In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy
Spirit of promise." Eph. 1:13.
To whom does the
gospel become the power of God?
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of
God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also
to the Greek." Rom. 1:16.
But suppose one
halts in his faith or trust; how is he regarded by the Lord?
"Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, My soul
shall have no pleasure in him." Heb. 10:38.
By what does one
gain the victory over the world?
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1 John 5:4.
In the struggles
with temptations, if one trusts in Jesus, how will he show it?
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In
the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world." John 16:33.
But is there not
some other help in the work of overcoming, besides a silent trust in Christ?
"And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev.
receiving power to overcome our foes, are there not temporal benefits to be
derived from trusting in Jesus?
"For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall
be whole. But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be
of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour." Matt. 9:21, 22. (See also Mark 10:52 and Luke