What Is Faith

Sunday November 7, 2010

Heb. 11:1-3 Faith gives substance to your hope. Faith is present, but hope is future. You will act and move on your hope when it is faith. Faith is based on what you do not see. Rom. 4:17 tells us that God made a promise to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, when he was not a father at all, and he and Sarah were barren and old. What is important is how you act on what God has said. God calls those things that do not exist as though they did. John 14:1 tells us to believe in Jesus, not only in God. What do you believe? What is the object of your faith? Note in Mark 11:22-23 that in the Greek, it says to have the faith of God, or have the faith that God has. Faith is a tool. So what are you to have faith in? Mark 11:23 says to have faith in the words that you say and those things will come to pass. Recognize when you are in faith and when you are not. In Matt. 14:28-30 Peter walked on Jesus’ word, “Come”. A person does not “begin to sink” in the natural, but Peter did and cried out for help, and Jesus caught him. Remember: faith puts action to hope.