NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE STUDY

FAITH IN GOD

 

LESSON 1:

 

THE UNDERSTANDING OF FAITH

 

WHY IS FAITH SO IMPORTANT?

 

V      Heb 11:6                  But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him!

 

 

V      Heb 11:5   Enoch pleased God and was rewarded!

 

 

Comment                        1. The beginning of faith ‑ when we believed His word and came to Him, though His Son.

 

                      2. Now our faith ‑ diligently seek Him, and God will show Himself by rewarding us.  (Matthew 5:5, Matthew 6:33)

 

THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH

 

V      Mt 16:13‑18                  Thou art THE CHRIST the SON OF THE LIVING GOD!

 

                       

V      Rom. 10:8-10 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

Comment                        It is the revelation from the heavenly father that opens our eyes (the eyes of our understanding). What follows after that is the opening of our mouths and our hearts.

DISCUSS:

 

If Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith, where is our faith now? Can faith be increased?

 

 

What you believe, you will work toward.  

 

V      James 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.