How is Your Faith?
- September 27, 2005
Paul was concerned about their faith. Five times in ten verses he mentions their
faith. How is yours?
Notice the different degrees of faith.
Which is yours?
I. Dead Faith
(James 2:17 KJV) Even so faith, if it
hath not works, is dead, being alone.
(James 2:20 KJV) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is
(James 2:26 KJV) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without
works is dead also.
II. Little Faith
(Mat 6:30 KJV) Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day
is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye
of little faith?
III. Weak Faith
(Rom 4:19 KJV) And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now
dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of
IV. Increasing Faith
(Luke 17:5 KJV) And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
A. Our faith is increased by hearing His Word, Romans 10:17.
V. Obedient Faith
(Heb 11:8 KJV) By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing
whither he went.
VI. Working Faith
(Gal 5:6 KJV) For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
VII. Growing Faith
(2 Th 1:3 KJV) We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one
of you all toward each other aboundeth;
VIII. Strong Faith
(Rom 4:20 KJV) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God;
IX. Great Faith
(Mat 8:5 KJV) And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a
centurion, beseeching him, 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick
of the palsy, grievously tormented. 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come
and heal him.
(Mat 8:8 KJV) The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be
(Mat 8:9 KJV) For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I
say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to
my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled,
and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great
faith, no, not in Israel.
X. Mustard Seed Faith
(Mat 17:20 KJV) And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I
say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto
this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing
shall be impossible unto you.
A: Notice that Jesus said “as a grain of mustard seed”.
1. Mustard seed plants refuse to die once
they are planted.
a. Even if rocks
are on them. In Israel there have been reports of a rock weighing 80 pounds
laying in the midst of the branches.
XI. Perfect Faith (Complete its
(James 2:22 KJV) Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was
faith made perfect?
"Nevertheless: when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?"
If the Lord should come today, what degree of faith would He find in you?
“Faith alone saves, but the faith that saves is never alone.”(Chuck Swindoll)
Staring Doubt Down
“If faith never encounters doubt, if truth never struggles with error, if good
never battles with evil, how can faith know its own power. In my own pilgrimage,
if I have to choose between a faith that has stared doubt in the eye and made it
blink, or a naïve faith that has never known the firing line of doubt, I will
choose the former every time.”
“Faith enables us to understand what God does. Faith enables us to see what
others cannot see. As a result, faith enables us to do what others cannot do."
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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