‘So then faith comes by hearing,

and hearing by the word of God.’

(Romans 10:17, NKJV)

‘But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.’ (Heb. 10:12-14, NKJV) Are you being sanctified?

‘Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”’ (Matt. 24:3-5, NKJV) How can we guard against deception?

‘Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.’ (Ps. 39:4-5, NKJV) What happens after a person dies?

‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain . . . Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops’ (James 5:16b-18, NIV). How can we pray powerful, effective prayers?

‘For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God’ (1 Cor. 1:22-24, ESV). What has Christ done for us at the cross? And what does Christ want the cross to do in us?