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EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes - Article 8

Part of an 11-week series for your small group or Bible study

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In the fall of 2007 Greg Strand, the director of EFCA biblical theology and credentialing, taught an 11-week series through the newly adopted Statement of Faith (which was at that time a Proposed Revision), beginning with an introductory lesson, followed by a lesson on each article. This series is available for you to use in your small group or Bible study.

This is the lesson for Article 8 of the current EFCA Statement of Faith adopted in 2008.

Article 8


​Christian Living
8. We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.