The Life of Faith

Many of us will remember the powerful preaching and teaching of Bob Gordon. We have started to convert some of his audio tapes into a digital format that we make available for you here. We will put an audio message online every week starting with his audio books.

To those of you who are new to Bob Gordon, we hope you will find his messages refreshing and challenging.

Today’s message is the first of five sessions entitled: ‘Faith in Action’ which are a study in the book of James. It was recorded in 1985 at the Newark show ground.

I am always challenged by Jesus’ injunction in Luke 18:8 asking whether He will find faith on the earth when he returns? With this in mind I encourage you to listen to this message and ponder on a few questions:

  1. How do you respond to life’s trials:
    • Do you you respond in faith or do you allow them to overwhelm you? What do you need to do to respond in faith?
    • How do you view life’s difficulties? Do you see them as being only negative?
    • Have you allowed God to build real ‘staying power’ into your character through your difficulties?
    • Do you have a spiritual backbone that faces life’s circumstances in faith?
    • Are you applying Biblical principles in your everyday life situations? Should you?
    • ’Faith overcomes difficulties’, is this true in your life?
    • When being tested do you blame God? Remember that God never tests with evil intent.
    • What is the root of your trials? Are they part of the reality of life or a consequence of your sin? What are you going to do about it?
  2. What perspective do you have on money? Are you consumed with a desire for material things? How can you alter this perspective so that it is Kingdom focused?
  3. What effect is the Word of Truth having in your life? Is it impacting the world around? How can the Word of Truth have a greater impact through you?
  4. Is your security in your wealth? Are you making a virtue out of your poverty? Is your security trusting in God.
  5. Are you progressing in your discipleship? Are you a well-rounded believer?
  6. Are you an overcomer with the mark of God on your life?


3 thoughts on “The Life of Faith”

  1. Hi Simon, Firstly congratulations on the safe arrival of your special baby.

    I am not certain about using a “blog” and so I hope you get this message.

    I have enjoyed the first “Faith in Action” tape which I downloaded and was pleased to find the format compatible with even our car CD player and my old walkman one.

    Have you managed to convert the remaining tapes of that series on James yet. If so where can I find them to download.

    These tapes bring back special memories of Bob as they were the first teachings I ever heard from him. Newark 1985 was my first Faith camp and first meeting with Bob. A time that changed my life.

    I too have many audio tapes of Bob’s teachings. It has always been my desire to put these onto CD. Please send me details of the method/software you are using. At this time I can put the audio from a tape into the computer via Audacity and convert it to MP3 with Lame.

    Must rush as the electricity is due to go off in a few minutes.

    God bless you

    1. Hi John,

      I must apologise for the lack of Bob’s audio. I’ve recently moved country, taken on a pastorate and am currently moving house! However, I’m hoping to be back in the saddle in the next two weeks.

      I have also used Audacity. However, I only learned recently that anything converted to MP3 degrades over time. This means you need to record in WAV or AIFF (Mac equivalent, I’m a Mac boy these days!). The only difficulty is that WAV and AIFF take tonnes of space. FLAC is good and lossless and takes little space. It can also be converted.

      Many thanks on the congratulations. Both daughter and mother are doing well!

      Hope this helps

      God bless you real good


  2. As per usual…
    Bob’s ministry is so challenging and encouraging.awakening truth in us and showing the way ahead….
    Thank you for posting and converting Bobs ministry.I was listening to a sermon of Bobs from the 79th Apostolic church International convention…(aug 94), earlier tonight. so Powerful and anointed..
    God bless you…
    yours in Christ

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