Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Romans 12:3 (ESV)
Gifts of Grace
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Luke 17:5 (ESV)
Increase Our Faith
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
Luke 18:8 (ESV)
8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Romans 10:17 (ESV)
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Revelation 12:11 (ESV)
11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
1. Faith leads to understanding not vice versa
Hebrews 11:3 (ESV)
3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
2. Faith is not passive but rather seeks it’s object diligently
Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
3. Faith acts upon the prompting of the Lord
Hebrews 11:7 (ESV)
7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
4. Faith is willing to Go forward into THE UNKNOWN If God is genuinely perceived to be leading
Hebrews 11:8 (ESV)
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
5. Faith involves a LONG-HAUL OBEDIENCE to God
Hebrews 11:30 (ESV)
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.