Teen Time: Faith should be active, not passive (May 23rd)

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost (red square) is a special day in the church year when we celebrate the beginning of the Church. While Jesus was alive, only those close to Jesus were taught how we should live. At Pentecost all of those followers started teaching others about Jesus, and the Holy Spirit helped everyone feel God’s love for us.

If all we do is sit in church but forget about Jesus the rest of the week, we really aren’t living a life of faith.

The Bible gives us some clues about active faith:

  • James 2:14-26
  • 1 John 3:16-18
  • 2 Peter 1:3-11

Being active in our faith should not be mistaken for Works Righteousness (an old theory that says we have to do things to make us acceptable to God). Doing social good comes out of our faith in God and how God wants us to help make the world better.

Just for fun

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