STRENGTHENING OUR FAITH
Hebrews 11:6 (889)
A. We must believe that God is and that He rewards those who seek or obey Him.
B. A simple definition of faith is belief.
C. Faith can range from little to great. Matthew 14:31b (715); Matthew 8:26 (709)
D. Let’s consider four ways in which we can strengthen our faith.
I. By reading and studying God’s word with the intention of doing what God
instructs. Romans 10:17 (836)
A. We should have the will to receive and obey God’s instructions. Illustration:
B. This practice will lead to an obedient faith. Questions:
C. We should follow the example of Jesus in obedience. John 6:38 (784)
D. Our concern should be to obey God’s will. Matthew 7:21-29 (708)
II. By trusting in God’s promises.
A. Three passages:
1. Acts 2:36-39 (802)
2. 1 John 1:7,9 (899)
3. 1 John 2:24-25 (900)
III. By being assured that God will keep the commitment we have made to Him. 1 Timothy
A. The apostle Paul had assurance knowing that death was imminent.
B. We should be certain that God will keep the commitment we have made to Him.
1 Peter 1:3-5 (894)
IV. By believing that all we do in faithful service for God will be rewarded. 1 Timothy
5:24-25 (878); Matthew 10:41-42 (711); Revelation 14:13 (913)
A. Our faith is developmental.
C. Let’s starts where we are and strengthen our faith.