Great Faith

Text: Matthew 8:10, 26 Jesus spoke of some as having great faith and others having little faith. What is the difference between these two types of faith? And how do we measure up to these descriptions of faith? As Christians, if we examine ourselves, we will likely find similarities in both categories. Where we have great faith, we […]

Like Precious Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:1 “Like precious faith” – a commonly used phrase, often spoken by brethren wording prayers in the assembly. But what does it mean? Why is it significant? In this lesson, we will take a closer look at this phrase used by the apostle Peter. Faith Before we look at the terms that […]

The Importance of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:1,6 Faith includes assurance, conviction, and a trust in God (Hebrews 11:1,6). Faith is the determination to obey the Lord (Romans 1:5; 16:26). Faith is not bestowed upon us miraculously, but comes from the word (Romans 10:17). But why does this matter? What is the point of believing, trusting, and obeying God? There […]

Flirting with Atheism

Text: Psalm 14:1 Believing there is no God is foolishness. There is ample evidence to believe in His existence (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20). But what about one who chooses to live as though he is an atheist? This is what a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor chose to do – live without God for a year (no […]

Five Ways to Test Your Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Christians need to “test” themselves to be sure they are “in the faith.” How can we determine if we are being as faithful as we ought to be? This lesson will examine five questions to ask ourselves about our faith. Are You Obedient to the Faith? For many in the religious […]

The Pope, the Atheist, the Conscience, and Sin

Text: Jeremiah 10:23 Referring to atheists, the pope recently said: “The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.” Also: “Sin, even for those who have no faith, is when one goes against their conscience.” The views expressed by the pope are held by many – both religious & […]

Faith on Man’s Terms

Text: Hebrews 11:6 The Scriptures are clear in describing faith as essential. Yet too many have a conditional faith. Though our faith should be based upon the word of God (Romans 10:17), this is not enough for some. They will not believe unless they see, receive, or otherwise experience something beyond His revealed will. This […]