noun | \'fāth\
Confidence or trust in a person or thing' or the observance or an obligation from loyalty' or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement' or a belief not based on proof.
To strive to achieve or reach. To attempt by exertion of effort. To work with set purpose. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end'. An earnest attempt. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.
This beauty is found all around us and is woven within our past, present and futures; and it is magnificently exemplified within the life and teachings of Jesus.
The Bible consistently teaches us that "the just shall live by faith" (Hab. 2:4; Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38). Without it, it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6). It is is the manner in which we obtain righteousness and is in turn revealed by faithful living. This life of faith of course, requires endurance. It requires work. It has to be nourished so that it may grow. It is sometimes compared to a seed and is initiated upon hearing the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17).
James emphasized the need for faith to be accompanied by works. And referencing the acts of Abraham, the father of our faith (Rom 4:16), wrote "You see that faith was working with his works, faith was perfected." And then James concludes ch. 2 stating "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead."
And this is why Faith Endeavor exists. Many of us have abandoned our faith or have allowed it to become stunted. Whether we stopped reading the Bible, or never picked it up to begin with. Faith Endeavor aims to re-introduce the wonder of living by faith in the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to revitalize and replenish your faith as we open up Gods Word together and we want to leave a lasting impact on our community and within our city as we seek to love our neighbors in truth and in deed. Then there are those of us who are walking around with dead faith. We believe it's time to resurrect that faith in your life so you can begin seeing afresh the purposes God has destined for you; That you can experience the joy, peace and love that only comes from knowing the savior; and have the confidence that every trial, every hardship and every victory is part of what makes this life so beautiful, when we endeavor by faith.