Growing in Faith

Each of us are known for:

  • Our families
  • What we do
  • Where we live
  • What we drive
  • The hobbies we have

Our online persona consists of:

  • facebook profile
  • twitter feed
  • our klout score

Of of all the things we can be known for, we need to strive to be known as people of abiding faith.

What does faith look like?

Faith Described –

Hebrews 11:1-2

  • This is not a definition, it is a description
  • Faith is more than wishful thinking
  • Biblical faith is not a blind faith
  • Faith is practical
  • Faith enables us to understand what God does
  • Faith enables us to see what others cannot see
  • Faith enables us to do what others cannot do

Faith is God enables us to know God, to please God, and to do what He has called us to do. Hebrews 11:6

Faith Demonstrated

Hebrews 11:22

Joseph was:

  • Sold into slavery by his brothers
  • Tempted by Potiphar’s Wife
  • Falsely accused of rape
  • Forgotten by his jail mate friends

Yet, Joseph continued to put his faith in God. Joseph looked forward to the Promised Land and longed for home. Hebrews 11:22

Faith Developed

Hebrews 12:1-2

Hebrews chapter 12 gives us clear instruction about developing faith that pleases God and changes our lives

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

1. Learn from the faithful

2. Eliminate any barrier to Faith

3. Strive for endurance

4. Focus our life on Jesus

Faith is only as good as its object. The object of our faith is Jesus. He never fails.