Increase Faith…2 Cor 10:15…Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Faith can grow…2 Thess 1:3… We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth
You can add to faith…2 Peter 1:5…And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
Faith made perfect…James 2:22…Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Holy faith builds…Jude 20… But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Impossible to please God without faith…Heb 11:6…But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is
Men can depart from faith…1 Tim 4:1…in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Conditional faith… Col 1:23…If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard,
Err from the faith…1 Tim 6:10…For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
Faith can be shipwrecked…1 Tim 1:19…which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
Faith must be held on to…1 Tim 1:18-19…according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience
Be full of it without doubt…Acts 6:5-8…and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Faith is a certainty
Faith is a form of Belief
Faith Trusts God
Full assurance of faith…Heb 10:22…Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience
The foundation of faith…The Word of God
Faith can be lost
Precious faith is obtained…2 Peter 1:1…Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Mutual faith…Rom 1:12…that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
The just live by faith…faith qualifies a man to be Justified or declared innocent by God…Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38
Faith comes to man by hearing…Gal 3:5…He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Rom 10:17…So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Christ dwells in men’s hearts by faith…Eph 3:17… That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
The acts of faith are three. They are distinct, yet concurrent exercises of the mind.
1. The assent of the understanding to the truth of God in the Gospel, especially that part of it which relates to the death of Christ as a sacrifice for sin.
2. The consent of the will and of the affections to this plan of salvation; such an approbation and choice of it as implies a renunciation of every other refuge.
3. From this assent of the enlightened understanding, and the consent of the rectified will, result actual trust in the Saviour, and personal approbation of its merits. This must necessarily be preceded by true repentance.