Why should I have faith in God?
Isaiah 25:9; John 5:24
Faith is the only way to get to heaven. It is the only doorway to eternal life. If God created eternity, then only through God can we get there.
Faith gives us hope.
How does faith in God affect my relationship with God? How does it change the way I live?
Genesis 15:6 ; Romans 3:24-25
Sin breaks our relationship with God because it is rebellion against God. A holy God cannot live with unholy people. But when we accept Jesus as Savior and ask him to forgive our sins, this simple act of faith makes us righteous in God’s sight.
Faith in God brings peace of mind and heart because we know that we belong to him, and we know that one day all pain and suffering will end.
Romans 8:5; 1 Corinthians 12:1; Galatians 5:22
Faith is inviting God’s Holy Spirit to live within us. It is not just an act of the mind, but it taps us into the very resources of God so that we have the power to live in an entirely new way. If God himself is living within us, our lives should be dramatically changed.
When I’m struggling in my Christian life and have doubts, does it mean I have less faith?
2 Peter 1:1-9; Genesis 15:8 ; Matthew 11:2-3
Many people in the Bible whom we consider to be “pillars of faith” had moments of doubt. The key is to never give up on our faith and to always ask if, over time, our lives have been moving closer to or further away from God. Even during moments of doubt, you must invest the effort and discipline to allow your faith to grow.
@Promise from God: Acts 16:31
They replied, “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household.
Paul and Silas took the family unit seriously. So the offer of salvation was made to the jailer’s entire household—family and servants. Yet it was not the jailer’s faith that saved them; they all needed to come to Jesus in faith and believe in him in the same way the jailer had. His entire family did believe and all were saved. Pray that God will use you to introduce Jesus to your family and that they will come to believe in him.