Longview church of Christ
1401 Eden Dr. 
Longview, TX 75605-4104

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Bible Class...9 AM
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Message from Scripture: 9/17/2021

Our message from Scripture today comes from 2 Cor. 5:6-7; “So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.”

The thought Paul expresses in this passage of Scripture is much like what he said to the church in Rome. “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience” (Rom. 8:24-25). In both instances, Paul reminds his readers spiritual realities are genuine, but we do not see them while we live in this life, in the flesh. 

As followers of Christ, we live our lives today by faith, having confidence and assurance of the truthfulness of the spiritual. As it has been put, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Heb. 11:1). Christians long for the time when what we have hoped in and lived for by faith are seen. “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as he is” (1 John 3:2).

We all are living by faith in something. We need to make sure where our faith originates, and where it leads. Not knowing the will of God will allow us to be deceived by Satan, walking by faith in things that have nothing to do with what is spiritual, godly, or eternal. With the constant nourishment of God’s word, we can know where we’re going, and what awaits us beyond today.

Let’s go out today and serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in faith, who bids us follow Him and find the life He alone offers. God bless.