Hebrews 11:6 (889)


  A. A simple definition of faith is taking God/Jesus at His word and obeying Him. Hebs.

  B. As christians we don't have the same degrees of faith.  
  Matthew 14:26-31 (715) Little faith.
  Matthew 8:23-26 little faith
  Matthew 8:5-10 great faith

  C. How would you rate your faith on a scale of 1 (little) to 10 (great) ? __________

  D. Let's focus on four factors that will enable us to grow in our faith.

  I. We can grow in our faith by reading and studying God's word with the intention of 
  doing what God instructs. Roman 10:17 (836)

  Receive, obey, follow the example of Jesus (John 6:38); Matthew 7:21-27 (708)

  II. By believing God's promises. Hebrews 6:13-20 (886); Example: 1 John 2:24-25 (900)

  III. Believing that God will keep the commitment we have made to Him. 2 Timothy 1:
  12 (879) 

  A. Deposit: Illustration; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (880) 

  IV. By understanding that all we do in faithful service for God will be remembered and

  1 Timothy 5:24-25 (878)

  Matthew 10:41-42 (711)

  Revelation 14:13 (913)


  A. Review

  B. Our faith is development, so let's start where we are and grow our faith.