Faith continued

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

In the last discussion we talked about what faith is now here is a new look from what I just learned from Dr.Charles Stanley from In Touch Ministries.

God has given us many gifts but one of the great gifts is FAITH.

Faith comes in many types :

a) intellectual faith, this is a faith we are given it is a faith we use everyday, we leave the house for work and we have faith our car or bike for the bikers will start, we will arrive safely, we will return home safely . there is a God but only believe what we can see.

b) Faith in God : bekieves in the existence of God and his abilities, but doesn’t really fully trust in him. Kind of like yeah he can do this that or the other but I am not sure he can do that for me.

c) Saving faith : believing in Jesus Christ son of God a living person for the forgiveness of sin and trusting him because he provides eternal life with God.

While on earth Jesus would spend a great majority of his time teaching his disciples on what true faith is. He knew the opposition they would be facing while ministering to new believers.

Did you know there is grading faith as well check this out . I may not be able to write out all the scripture but will show you where to find it,

No faith- in Mark 4 verse 40  this is where Jesus wanted to go to the other side of the lake and a storm arose and the waters were rough and the wind was strong and the disciples grew fearful and ran to wake Jesus  who was asleep in the stern of the ship and they said unto him, Master carest not that we perish? Jesus said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? Basically he was mad because they had seen his mirricles and knew his teachings but yet they had no faith at this time because the natural man saw danger and they foccussed more on that than they did on Jesus. Jesus calmed the wind and the waves and they questioned who is htis man that even the wind and the waves listen to him.

Little faith- they were anxious about many things,not always trusting that God would provide.

this is shown in Mathew 6 verse 30 where fore ,if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow is cast into the oven,shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith. In this he basically says if the fields of grass do not worry where it will be clothed with flowers becuase God provides then why should we worry about it.

Great faith- this is shown in Mathew  chapter 8 verse 11 where Jesus was walking and came across a centurion soldier who’s servsant was paralyzed and the soldier had such great faith when Jesus said I will come to your house,  the soldier said no I am not worthy of you to come under my roof, speak the words and I know it will be done. Jesus heard this and marveled saying I have not seen such great faith in all of Israel and it was done that same hour.

Faith failure-basically in luke :31-32 Jesus for tells Peter that Peter will deny him three times before the cock crows he would deny he knew Jesus three times.



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