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Posts Tagged ‘faith

“faith like a mustard seed”

December 1, 2015

When the apostles said to increase their faith, Jesus said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:6).  On another occasion His disciples asked why they could not cast out a demon, and […]

“Your faith has made you well”

June 5, 2015

Shortly after questioning His disciples for their lack of faith, Jesus said to a woman who touched Him, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” (Mark 5:34). “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” (:28).  This is the kind of faith the woman had in Jesus, and this is […]

“Where is your faith?”

June 3, 2015

After being awakened by the disciples and rebuking the wind and waves, Jesus said, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25).  Matthew and Mark’s accounts word it, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” (Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:40).  If the disciples would have had the faith they should have in Jesus, they wouldn’t have […]

Jude – “contend for the faith”

December 5, 2014

Jude began his postcard letter by writing, “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” (Jude 3).  They needed to content for the […]

Luke 17-18 – “your faith”

November 7, 2014

In Luke 17-18 faith takes the forefront.  When Jesus taught His disciples how often they must be willing to forgive they said, “Increase our faith!” (17:1-1-5).  He replied, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey […]

Romans 1-11 – “the power of God for salvation”

July 4, 2014

The letter Paul wrote to the church in Rome is the only one he wrote to a church he had not helped establish or even visited – though he desired to (Romans 1:11; 15:23) and did later visit them.  It was a church whose “faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world” and “the report […]

Numbers 13-14 – “We are ____ able”

June 16, 2014

God told Moses to send a man from each tribe to spy out the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:1-2).  After 40 days they returned and said that the land “certainly does flow with milk and honey” (:27), just as God had said it did (Exodus 3:8, 17; 13:5).  If only they had stopped there!  Instead, […]

Luke 7:1-17 – authority and compassion

June 6, 2014

After delivering the sermon on the mount, Jesus went to Capernaum (Luke 7:1).  There a centurian had a sick slave at the point of death, for whom he sought healing.  The centurian told Jesus not to trouble Himself by coming to his house, for he knew Jesus had the authority to “just say the word, […]

Gal – “so quickly deserting Him”

March 28, 2014

Unlike Paul’s other letters to churches, the book of Galatians is the only one written to a plurality of churches in a region instead of a single church in a city.  It probably included churches he had established in cities such as Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe (Acts 13-14).  He wrote the letter in response to […]

Gen 12-25 – “Now the Lord said to Abram,…”

February 3, 2014

God required some great things of the man named Abram/Abraham.  First He told him, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you;” (Genesis 12:1).  What a great sacrifice to be asked to make, leaving behind your country and family.  “So Abram […]