LESSON 7:  Bible Messages on Faith

The Foundation of Faith


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


This is the Church of Jesus Christ. In the midst of confusion, man searching for answers.


1.               A revelation from the Father in Heaven, Jesus is the Christ of God.

2.               Confession of what we believe.

3.               Christ confesses who we are.

4.               The power of the Church, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”.


V      Matthew 10:32  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.


V      Romans 10:9-10  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.

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunich


V      Acts 8:37  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Saved by Grace through Faith not by our own Works


V      Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.


V      Luke 7:50  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.


V      John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


V      Acts 13:38-39  Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.


V      Romans 4:3-5  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.


Summary: As Martin Luther discovered by revelation that the assurance of salvation didn’t come through his ability to constrain himself to the tenents of religion but, “the just shall live by faith.”