GROWING IN FAITH
                                                            Luke 17:1-5 (769)


    Introduction

         A.  The need for growing in faith.  Luke 17:1-5

         B.  The importance.  Romans 1:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:7

         C.  Three ways by which we can increase our faith.

     I.  By making request of our Heavenly Father.  Philippians 4:6-7 (869)


   II.  By studying God’s word. 

         A.  God’s word is the source of our faith.  Romans 10:17 (836); 1 Timothy 4:1-6 (877)

         B.  We must desire to learn from God’s word.  1 Peter 2:1-3 (895)

               1.  Three levels of learning: 

                     Reading- lowest level.

                     Meditating-Philippians 4:8

                     Studying- highest level


  III.  By applying the teachings of God’s word.  James 1:22-25 (892);   Matthew 7:21-29 (708)


   Conclusion:

          A.  Review

          B.  Growing in faith occurs over a period of time.  Remain patient!