Summary: A sermon that explains what faith is for the believer, and what it can be for the seeker.
What is Faith?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
Characteristics of Faith
Rom. 1:5 – Obedience
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Rom. 1:8 – Testimony
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Rom. 1:12 – Fellowship
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Rom. 1:17 – Life (Faith to Faith – Continual Process)
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Results of Faith
Luke 7:50 – Salvation
And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
Rom. 5:1 – Justification
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 1:5 – Keeping
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Eph. 6:16 – Protection
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
1 John 5:4 – Triumph (Nike = Overcometh)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: