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Faith and Fear - David Mitts

The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. (Psa 25:14) Click here to listen to " Faith and Fear " Last week we looked at the essential nature of the goodness of God and how an encounter with His goodness transforms us from glory to glory. His goodness is His Glory and any encounter with Him will be transformational in nature.   Transformation is a state of being change.   We are no longer the same person when we are transformed. Transformation is fundamentally different than self-improvement.   While self-improvement is certainly a worthwhile process, it is fundamentally different from what is available to us when we have a God-encounter.   A God-encounter both kills and brings about new life.   This process is called being crucified with Christ. "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of Go

The Goodness of God - David Mitts

O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psalm 34:8) Click here to listen to " The Goodness of God " Faith is the power of belief that is based on how and what we know to be true about life and our choices that arise out of that understanding.   In a very real way, what we believe to be true about life determines what we will do with what comes about in our experience. This is true faith, a faith that is validated by the actions that arise out of it. The opposite of true faith or what the Bible calls dead faith is a “faith” that is in our heads but not truly in our hearts.   We know it isn’t a heart faith because it doesn’t line up with what we do. What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet