Faith is a gift from God and is inspired by His word and works, not human striving or achievement.
Faith is a gift from God
Jn 6:63-65; Eph 2:8-9 Also See: Mt 16:15-17; Mk 9:24; Lk 17:5; Ac 3:16; 14:27; 18:27; Ro 12:3; 1Co 4:7; 12:9; Php 1:29; Jas 2:5
Faith comes through God’s word
Faith following a direct word from God Heb 11:29-30; Ex 14:15 Moses receives God’s instructions at the Red Sea; Jos 6:2-5 Joshua receives God’s instructions concerning Jericho; Ac 27:23-25
Faith through the Scriptures Jn 2:22; 20:30-31; 2Ti 3:15
Faith comes through hearing God’s word preached Ro 10:14-17 Also See Isa 52:7; 53:1; Jn 1:7; 4:41-42; 17:20; Ac 11:19-21; 1Co 2:4-5
Faith comes through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ
Jn 9:35-38; 20:26-28
Faith comes through witnessing miracles
Jn 14:11 Also see Jn 2:11 the miracle at the wedding feast; Jn 4:53 Jesus Christ heals an official’s son.
The raising of Lazarus: Jn 11:45; 12:11
Ac 9:42 The raising of Tabitha
Faith-based on knowledge of God
Knowledge of God’s faithfulness leads to faith Ps 46:1-3; La 3:19-24; Na 1:7; Ac 2:25-26
Knowledge of God’s achievements leads to faith Dt 3:21-22; 1Sa 17:34-37; Jer 14:22
Give your hearts to Jesus, or renew your commitment today!
Say this prayer: Father in heaven, Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.