Faithlife Sermons


Also called: Belief, Conviction, Dependence, Trust
A constant outlook of trust and dependence toward God.

Top Bible Verses about Faith

Genesis 15:6

Genesis 15:6

And he believed in Yahweh, and he reckoned it to him as righteousness. Read Genesis 15:6
Psalm 20:7

Psalm 20:7

Some boast in chariots and others in horses, but we boast in the name of Yahweh, our God. Read Psalm 20:7

Habakkuk 2:4

Look! His spirit within him is puffed up; it is not upright. But the righteous shall live by his faithfulness. Read Habakkuk 2:4

Matthew 21:21–22

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will do not only what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” it will happen! And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.” Read Matthew 21:21–22

John 6:29–30

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God: that you believe in the one whom that one sent.” So they said to him, “Then what sign will you perform, so that we can see it and believe you? What will you do? Read John 6:29–30
Galatians 2:20

Galatians 2:15–21

We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles, but knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the law, if not by faith in Jesus Christ, and we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified. But if while seeking to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also have been found to be sinners, then is Christ an agent of sin? May it never be! For if … Read Galatians 2:15–21
Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1–3

Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen. For by this the people of old were approved. By faith we understand the worlds were created by the word of God, in order that what is seen did not come into existence from what is visible. Read Hebrews 11:1–3

Famous Christian Quotes About Faith, Belief, Conviction, Dependence, Trust

The Proper Answer to Some Questions Is Faith

Those who are blind from their infancy, why are they so? I will not tell you, until you promise me to receive baptism, and, being baptized, to live aright. It is not right to give you the solution of these questions. Preaching is not meant just for amusement. For even if I solve this, on the back of this follows another question; of such questions there is a bottomless deep. Therefore do not get into a habit of looking to have them solved for you, or else we shall never stop questioning. For look, if I solve this, I simply lead the way to question upon question, numberless as the snowflakes. So this is what we learn, rather to raise questions, not to solve the questions that are raised. For even if we do solve them, we have not solved them altogether, but (only) as far as man’s reasoning goes. The proper solution of such questions is faith—the knowing that God does all things justly and mercifully and for the best; that to comprehend the reason of them is impossible. This is the one solution, and another better than this does not exist.

John Chrysostom

“Human Reason Usurps for Itself Everything”

The faith of simple folk is scoffed at, the hidden things of God are exposed, questions about the most exalted truths are rashly ventilated, the Fathers are derided because they held that such things are rather to be tasted than solved. Thence it comes to pass that the Paschal Lamb, contrary to the command of God, is either cooked with water, or is eaten of raw in a rude and bestial fashion. What is left is not burnt with fire but is trodden under foot; so human reason usurps for itself everything, and leaves nothing for faith. It tries things above it, tests things too strong for it, rushes into divine things; holy subjects it rather forces open than unlocks, what is closed and sealed it rather plunders than opens; and whatever it finds out of its reach it holds to be of no account and disdains to believe.

Bernard of Clairvaux

The “Vincentian Canon”

In the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all. For that is truly and in the strictest sense “Catholic,” which, as the name itself and the reason of the thing declare, comprehends all universally. This rule we shall observe if we follow universality, antiquity, consent. We shall follow universality if we confess that one faith to be true which the whole Church throughout the world confesses; antiquity, if we in no wise depart from those interpretations which it is manifest were notoriously held by our holy ancestors and fathers; consent, in like manner, if in antiquity itself we adhere to the consentient definitions and determinations of all, or at the least of almost all priests and doctors.

Vincent of Lérins
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