Real Faith Comes from God

Opening Question:
Q: What is something that you believe in and you know it’s there but can’t see?
A: Wind, God, Thoughts, heaven, spirit, love, air or oxygen. Faith

Q: What does it mean to have Faith in someone or something?
Q: Some people say that they have faith in something what does that really mean?
Q: Do you have faith?
Q: Can someone define what faith is in their own words?

Let’s open up our bibles to…
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we don’t see.

Q: How do we know if we have faith?
Q: What proves that we truly believe in something that we can’t see?

Q: How do we know if someone really love us? Or how does someone else know that we love them?

James 2:14 – What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

So if someone says, oh yeah I believe in God or Jesus…do they really believe if their actions are different from their words?

Illustration: How a computer works…Banking, Email, and the Internet.
We input high important information to your computer and we trust that it will be secure.

If you were to ask any older person if they would place their Social Security number on the Internet, what would they say?

Q: Why do we trust people in some areas of our life but not other parts of our lives?
Q: How do we experience the faith that we have in God? How do we grow our faith?

Conclusion: You may be sitting here today, asking well I know there is God. I believe in God. But how do I grow my faith or know that my faith is legit.

Romans 10:17 – Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exist and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Closing: If You want to understand Real Faith, I want to encourage you to study the Bible with the person who brought you out to Bible Talk!

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