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The Faith Shaped Life PB

The Faith Shaped Life PB

By: Ian Hamilton

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Product Details
Publisher The Banner of Truth Trust
Year 2013
ISBN 9781848712492

The Christian life is a faith-shaped life. Faith is the instrument that unites us to Christ, but it is also the reality that shapes how we live in union with Christ. From beginning to end the Christian lives by faith.

The life of faith is not easy. The Christian is engaged in an unrelenting warfare with the world, the flesh and the devil. Every step forward will be contested. The one thing that will keep the believer on track and pressing on is moment by moment trust in God, in his word, in the goodness and perfection of his purposes, and in his exceedingly great and precious promises. ‘This is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith’ (1 John 5:4).

The chapters are intentionally brief and packed with biblical teaching to encourage and challenge both younger and older Christians; and above all to point us relentlessly to Jesus Christ ‘the founder and perfecter of our faith’.


Table of Contents

1              Getting Started 9

2              Faith: An Overused and Much Misunderstood Word       14

3              The Holy Trinity: Faith’s Constant Delight              16

4              The Catholicity of Faith  21

5              Specks and Logs: Faith and Judging Others           24

6              Faith and Christian Unity               27

7              Faith and Disappointment            31

8              The Anchor that Keeps Faith Steadfast  35

9              What Faith Looks Like    38

10           The Brotherliness of Faith            41

11           Faith and Joy      46

12           Faith in the Dark               49

13           Faith’s Great Delight       55

14           The Sweet Words that Nourish Faith       60

15           The Aroma of Faith         62

16           Faith’s Great Sorrow      65

17           The Humble Wisdom of Faith     70

18           Loving One Another: the Family Character of Faith           73

19           Where Faith Always Looks           76

20           Faith at Work     79

21           What Faith Sees               82

22           Faith’s Highest Privilege                85

23           Faith, the Protestant Watchword             88

24           Faith’s Present Experience          91

25           Faith’s Great Comfort    94

26           What Faith Aspires To    97

27           Faith’s Present Ache      100

28           The Tenderness of Faith               103

29           Faith’s Submissiveness  106

30           Dealing With Our Past: Trusting God        109

31           Faith in a Post-modern World     112

32           The Humbling Fact that Pervades the Life of Faith             115

33           Faith and Numbers         118

34           The Lips of the Faithful  121

35           Controversy and Faith   124

36           The Legacy that Faith Bequeaths              127

37           The Reminder that Faith Always Needs 131

38           Jesus Christ: Faith’s Obsession   134

39           Faith’s Supreme Interest              137

40           Faith’s Unsettling Obsessiveness              140

41           Faith’s Assurance: ‘Nothing So Ill but Christ Will Compensate’     143

42           Thinking Faith: The Logic of Redemption               146

43           Faith’s Constant Companion       149

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