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7 Ways to Increase Your Faith

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There are several things we can do to increase our faith.

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How to Increase Your Faith
“The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5).
Luke 17:5 ESV
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

I. Think Faith

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”
Phil. 2:5
Philippians 2:5 ESV
5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
A. Negative thinking must be discarded. It is displeasing to God.
B. Fill your mind with thoughts of praise and assurance. Think faith thoughts—thoughts about God’s presence and good will toward others.

II. Hear Faith

“He that heareth … and believeth … hath everlasting life”
John 5:24
John 5:24 ESV
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
A. We listen to many voices—voices of newscasters (who relay to us mostly bad news), voices of criticism, doubts.
B. Faith is increased as we listen to the good, pure, and positive.
C. Listen to the voice of God. He speaks when we become quiet and receptive (Ps. 46:10).

III. See Faith

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith”
Heb. 12:2
Hebrews 12:2 ESV
2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
A. Many have their eyes on temporal things—they desire to obtain houses, land, automobiles, money.
B. Christians must keep their eyes on Christ, they must be concerned with giving Him first place in their lives, and winning the lost.

IV. Talk Faith

“Talk ye of all his wondrous works”
Ps. 105:2
Psalm 105:2 ESV
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
A. Many women talk about fashions, styles, neighbors, friends.
B. Many men talk about the news, money, cars, houses, jobs.
C. All Christians should talk about the things of God—His salvation, love, peace, blessings.

V. Work Your Faith

“I will shew thee my faith by my works”
James 2:18
James 2:18 ESV
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
A. Active faith is effective.
B. Your faith grows as you exercise it. Work your faith, then it works for you.
C. Jesus condemned the Pharisees when He said, “For they say and do not” (Matt. 23:3). He wants workers, not talkers.

VI. Walk By Faith

“We walk by faith, not by sight”
2 Cor. 5:7
2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.
A. Walk by faith in daily living—in work, and in play.
B. Walk by faith in the hour of trial and temptation.
C. Walk by faith when the sun is shining.
D. Walking by faith increases our faith and brings God’s approval.

God’s Invitation and Plan of Salvation

Hear - Romans 10:17

Romans 10:17 ESV17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Believe and Confess - Romans 10:9-10

Romans 10:9–10 ESV9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Repent - Luke 13:3

Luke 13:3 ESV3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Be Baptized - Romans 6:3-4

Romans 6:3–4 ESV3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Remain Faithful - Revelation 2:10

Revelation 2:10 ESV10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.New to the FaithFirst PrinciplesHave you fallen away from FaithNeed to be RestoredMy Decision Today I would like to be baptized today I would like to renew my life to ChristI would like to learn more about Jesus and the Bible Questions: What are my next steps? Come forward to be baptized Request a Bible Study to learn more Attend Bible Class to grow and mature Find a place to serve othersApply today’s lesson to my life
New to the Faith
First Principles
Have you fallen away from Faith
Need to be Restored
My Decision Today
I would like to be baptized today
I would like to renew my life to Christ
I would like to learn more about Jesus and the Bible
Questions: What are my next steps?
Come forward to be baptized
Request a Bible Study to learn more
Attend Bible Class to grow and mature
Find a place to serve others
Apply today’s lesson to my life
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