Returning to Matthew 9, Pastor Steve examines the faith of the woman who would not be denied as she pursued Jesus to receive her healing. Listen to the necessary component of persistence in receiving the benefits God has prepared for you. Are you determined to receive, or just taking what you get?
1 Peter 1:7-9 talks about the precious value of faith tested by trial — our ability to believe is on trial in the course of daily life. Will your faith pass the test? Will you obtain the promises, or let go of your hope? Pastor Steve continues to explore what it takes to produce enduring faith.
Beginning with Hebrews 11, Pastor Steve brings attention to the “Now” aspect of faith— substantial, real, the evidence that a Christian relies on to bring God’s promises into reality in our lives. Stir your faith with these reminders of how faith produces the answers to our prayers, and how God is glorified in our lives.
The process of faith growth requires the water of the Word of God. Are you eager to see faith grow? Are you dissatisfied with your spiritual harvest? Consider examples from the lives of Lester Sumrall, Smith Wigglesworth, and others as we continue to exercise, feed, and grow in Faith—by which we please God.
Faith can be expressed with your mouth, but it has to be activated with your life. In this episode, Pastor Steve talks about the process of activating that faith by obedience to what God has revealed to each of us. As we grow physically to adulthood, so must our faith grow from infant to adolescent to mature faith, and this process is not automatic.