Summary: A sermon that explains what faith is for the believer, and what it can be for the seeker.

What is Faith?

Heb. 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Rom. 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Col. 1:4

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:

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