Based on Faith
Christianity is a faith-based religion. Basically, Christians believe by grace through faith in Jesus Christ we have been saved from sin and will one day live eternally with Him in Heaven. After we believe in God’s grace through faith in Christ and are saved, we are called Christians. To be a Christian means we are to become Christ-like. And what is Christ-like? Basically, Jesus’ character can be described as loving, merciful, just and true. Jesus displayed these characteristics when He lived on Earth as you and I do today. While on Earth, loving and merciful Jesus did not just sit around and wait on Heaven. We remember all the miracles, the signs, and wonders of Christ our King, but before the first miracle ever occurred Jesus did many things in the first thirty years of His life. He listened. He obeyed. He taught. Jesus was a friend who loved and prayed. In His years of ministry, He served all groups and classes of men who crossed His path. We are to be like Christ. Therefore these are some of the basic things each Christian is called to do on Earth while we are waiting on Heaven. As we look back briefly on the year that has passed, let us look faithfully toward the New Year that is approaching. May this be the year we each get back to the basics of our Christian faith. May we daily become more Christ-like, listening, obeying, teaching, and praying as He did. May we love as He loved and serve as He served. It is time to get back to the basics of Christ. Remember basically faith is what moves mountains. Faith is what makes us whole.